Utility Emergency Preparedness

Whether it’s a hurricane, tsunami, or any other natural disaster, any lead time of notice for an impending weather occurrence is critical. Here are some helpful resources on what you can do to be prepared in regards to utilities (and more) before disaster strikes.

Utility Emergency Preparedness Resources

Hawaiian Electric Company’s Emergency Preparedness Handbook

Hawaii Gas Emergency Preparedness

Young Brothers Schedule Updates as it Relates to Natural Disasters

Disaster Preparedness Resources

Department of Commerce and Consumer Affair’s Preparing for Natural Disasters

Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA)

City and County of Honolulu Smartphone app

City and County of Honolulu Department of Emergency Management

Central Pacific Hurricane Center website

Other Related Resources

National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC): Consumers and Catastrophes Guide

Protect Yourself and Others from Electrical Hazards After a Disaster (CDC)

What You Need to Know When the Power Goes Out Unexpectedly (CDC)

Fact Sheet on Natural Disaster Recovery (OSHA/U.S. Department of Labor)

Before Giving to a Charity (FTC)

Disaster-related scams (PDF)

Disaster Safety

Safety tips During Power Restoration

Downed Power Line Safety

Here’s a few tips from the Electrical Safety Foundation International a non-profit organization dedicated exclusively to promoting electrical safety at home and in the workplace.


Tropical Storm Olivia (newest at top)

Young Brothers – Tropical Storm Olivia Update No. 6 as of Fri., Sept 13, 2018 7:30 am

Hawaiian Electric customers should remain vigilant as Tropical Storm Olivia passes Oahu

KIUC Urges Members to Prepare for Storm Impact (09/11/18)

Hawaii Gas – Tropical Storm Olivia update

KIUC Prepares for Possible Weather Impacts of Hurricane Olivia (09/10/18)

HECO activates emergency response plans

Hurricane Lane Utility Updates

Hawaiian Electric completing damage assessments, repairs

Hawaiian Telcom Update – Tropical Storm Lane

Kauai Island Utility Cooperative’s News Release on Hurricane Lane

Hawaiian Telcom Prepared for Hurricane Lane

The Hawaiian Electric Companies urge customers to take precautions as Hurricane Lane approaches