How To Prepare For A Hurricane

 UPDATED 1:34 AM HST Aug 05, 2009

Each hurricane season the National Weather Service in Hawaii prepares to keep a close watch on the tropical storm action in the Pacific Ocean.

Officials want residents to prepare in the event that a storm should hit the islands.

The last hurricane to hit the islands was Hurricane Iniki. The powerful storm knocked out power and caused damage on Kauai and Oahu.

The Garden Isle took the brunt of the force. Power was knocked out for months. The island took more than a year to recover fully from the damage and from the economic impact.

Here's a look at some of the items that residents should gather as part of a hurricane preparedness kit.

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