The following excerpts on Evacuation Guidelines are from the 2020 Edition of K.L.E.A.N. Emergency Resources Guide – Section 3.7 – 3.11: Appendix 1 – Evacuation and Shelter-in-Place Information, Page 35 to Page 39.
3.7 Evacuation Procedures
A wide variety of emergencies may require evacuation whether from a building or from the Campbell Industrial Park (CIP) area itself. In some instances, you may have time to prepare, while other situations may call for immediate action. Planning helps evacuations go quickly and safely, no matter the circumstances.
For major emergencies, the Honolulu DEM may provide evacuation instructions. For some natural emergencies, such as a tsunami caused by an earthquake, evacuation should be immediate for those individuals in potentially affected areas. The emergency response guidelines provided in this Guide provide some general considerations for deciding to evacuate.
In the event of chemical releases, authorities will decide if evacuation is necessary based primarily on the type and amount of chemical released and how long the effect may last. Other considerations are the length of time it should take to evacuate the area, weather conditions, and the time of day.
3.7 Know Your Zone
3.8 Know Your Evacuation Route
See Emergency Shelters in the Ewa and Kapolei areas below.
You can also find out where other community shelters across Oahu are on section 3.13 – 3.17, page 41 – 45 of KLEAN’s 2020 Emergency Resource Guide.
Note: Not every hurricane evacuation shelter on this list will be opened during an emergency. Depending on the circumstances, DEM may use facilities other than those listed here. Specific shelter locations and opening times will be determined based on the situation and will be broadcast over local media and official social media sites.11Other alternatives to community shelters include the homes of relatives whose residences are not endangered, and facilities provided by your employer or church group. Visit the City and County Department of Emergency Management (DEM) Oahu Hurricane Evacuation Shelter List for additional information.
Incidents at the Campbell Industrial Park vary in severity and magnitude. No single evacuation plan will meet the requirements for all types of incidents. Emergency responders shall determine the need and scope of evacuation based on the actual and projected level of impact. The goal of these guidelines is to facilitate a safe and expeditious evacuation by minimizing cross traffic conflicts.
Environmental release activities can be obtained by logging on to the KL.E.A.N. website at www.kleanhawaii.org or by calling the CIP Environmental Hotline at (808) 674-3388. If deemed necessary, emergency responder may implement door-to-door evacuation. For major emergencies, the Honolulu Department of Emergency Management may provide evacuation instructions. When the emergency sirens are sounded, ensure that your facility is tuned into the Emergency Alert System (EAS) for additional information. Audio broadcast is available through a network of local radio stations, AM590, and FM96.3. Emergency Alert Sentinel radios, distributed by K.L.E.A.N., silently monitor local commercial radio stations for emergency alert broadcasts; automatically warn the user with a tone and broadcast any message sent through the EAS. Make sure they are properly installed and maintained.
Kalaeloa Boulevard is the primary evacuation route for the Park. The Honolulu Police Department has authority to open up both directions of traffic for egress when necessary. Based on the dynamics of the scenario, the unimproved road to Ko’Olina and/or the Malakole Gate may be also designated as evacuation routes as well. Traffic posts may be manned at strategic intersections, as long as the location is safe for police officers to remain. Businesses should direct commercial and industrial vehicles not to return to CIP during an evacuation.
Each business is urged to identify more than one evacuation route and assembly area for employees. Conduct periodic training and drill to test competency and identify areas for improvement. Note that prevailing wind is from the northeast. Alerting employees of changing wind pattern is a good practice as it may affect the evacuation route selection during an emergency.