Nuclear Weapons: What to do

The following link contains information and steps to take in the event of a nuclear detonation or missile warning/alert: HI-EMA guidance analysis nuclear detonation JUN 2017 The following link provides great information on nuclear weapons and their effects. Effects of Nuclear Weapons Now would be a great time to sign up for Maka’ala, Maui County’s Emergency…

Wet Weather: Dealing with Mold

Controlling Mold: Controlling humidity levels Promptly fixing leaky roof, windows, and pipes Thoroughly cleaning and drying after flooding Ventilating shower, laundry, and cooking areas Cleaning Mold: Remove from hard surfaces with commercial products, soap and water, or a bleach solution od nor more than 1 cup bleach to 1 gallon water If using bleach: Never…

Wet Weather: Mold

Mold and your Health: Those sensitive to mold Mold can cause nasal stuffiness, throat irritation, coughing/wheezing, eye irritation, and sometimes skin irritation Those with mold allergies have more severe reactions Mold and Your Home: Mold is found indoors AND outdoors Enters home through: Open doorways, windows, vents, and heating and air conditioning systems Mold in…

Negative Effects of Wet Weather

Your Safety: Dangerous road conditions: There were 907,831 crashes due to wet pavement and 573, 784 crashes due to rain in a ten year average (2005-2014). Chemical Hazard: Chemicals may have been washed from normal storage places and pose as a hazardous risk to public. Electrical Hazard: There may be downed power lines hidden beneath…

Protection from Water Damage

Home exterior Caulk and seal windows Inspect roof Missing, damaged, aging shingles Debris Check gutters/downspouts Debris Positioned away from home Check sprinklers/irrigation systems Install gutter guards   Indoor Plumbing System Inspect appliance hose and faucets for cracks and leaks Replace them all every 5-7 years Inspect shower and tub seals and caulking Know location of main…