Hawaii247.org reports that it looks like Felicia could be downgraded to a tropical storm later on today, but the storm should still be monitored. The online periodical offers these tips:
“When a Hurricane or Tropical Storm Watch is issued:
- Fuel and service family vehicles.
- Prepare to cover all windows and door openings with boards, shutters or other shielding materials.
- Check food and water supplies. Have clean, air-tight containers on hand to store at least two weeks of drinking water (14 gallons per person), and stock up on canned provisions. Keep a small cooler with frozen gel packs handy for packing refrigerated items.
- Check prescription medicines – obtain at least 10 days to 2 weeks supply.
- Stock up on extra batteries for radios, flashlights, and lanterns.
- Store and secure outdoor lawn furniture and other loose, lightweight objects, such as garbage cans and garden tools.
- Check and replenish first-aid supplies.
- Have on hand an extra supply of cash.
When a Hurricane or Tropical Storm Warning is issued:
- Follow instructions issued by civil defense. Leave immediately if ordered to do so.
- Complete preparation activities, such as boarding up windows and storing loose objects.
- Evacuate areas that might be affected by storm surge flooding. If evacuating, leave early.
- Notify neighbors and a family member outside of the warned area of your evacuation plans.”