Hazard and Hurricane Preparedness
Weʻre talking preparedness with the scientists who wrote the Hawaiʻi Handbook on how to prepare for Natural Hazards. We visit the Central Pacific Hurricane Center to learn about how meteorologists forecast weather and what they do during hurricanes and tropical storms. Then, we talk to the Department of Emergency Management about what you need to know to stay safe during disasters! We also learn how to strengthen your home to withstand storms and high winds. We take a look at some of the different protection options available—for both single and double wall homes.
The new, 4th edition of the Sea Grant Homeowners Handbook to help you prepare for Natural Hazards is now online—check it out—and then build a kit, make a plan, and stay informed!
Watch the trailer for Season 6, Episode 10 on Vimeo or Youtube.
- Grade 3: Natural Hazards
- Activity: Designs That Survive Storms
- Traditional Ways of Knowing: Hurricanes
- Grades 6-12: Sea States
- Question Set: Storms
- Grades 6-12: Wave-Coast Interactions
- Activity: Locating Surf Breaks
- Homeowners Handbook To Prepare For Natural Hazards
- Your source for guidance on home retrofits—including, hurricane clips, structural screws, continuous load path, flooding, and window protection
- Information on evacuation plans
- Information on types of hazards, including hurricanes, tropical storms, flooding, and tsunamis
- Guidance on storm surge and coastal erosion planning for future sea level rise and changing climate conditions
- Authored by Hawaiʻi Sea Grant’s Dennis Hwang and Darren Okimoto
- Dennis Hwang talks severe weather repairs on KHON2
- Central Pacific Hurricane Center
- At the Weather Forecast Office in Honolulu
- Weather Service Guide to Prepare for Hurricanes
- Department of Emergency Management
- Flood Hazard Assessment Tool
- NOAA coastal inundation viewer
- NOAA Hurricane storm surge maps
- NOAA tsunami aware viewer
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Kanesa Seraphin, Ph.D.