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Emergency Shelter Locations for Maui

July 22, 2016, 12:00 PM HST
* Updated July 23, 3:06 PM
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Background image: File image from February 2008 emergency shelter at Baldwin High School. Photo by Wendy Osher.

Background image: File image from February 2008 emergency shelter at Baldwin High School. Photo by Wendy Osher.

Storm updates throughout the day are posted at:

Maui Shelter Update: (3:02 p.m. 7.23.16)

On Friday evening, 109 people stayed overnight in Big Island shelters, and 3 people stayed overnight in Maui shelters on Friday.  Red Cross opened shelters on Lānaʻi and Molokaʻi at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 23, 2016.

The following Red Cross and respective county evacuation shelter sites will remain open to the public in response to Tropical Storm Darby:

East Maui – Hāna High School
Upcountry Maui – Eddie Tam Memorial Center
South Maui – Lokelani Intermediate School
Central Maui – Maui High School
West Maui – Lahainaluna High School
Lānaʻi – Lānaʻi High
Molokaʻi – Molokaʻi High


Please note that these shelters are not equipped with amenities, and that residents seeking shelter need to bring their own food, water, medicine and other emergency supplies.


All shelters opened at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 22, except for Molokaʻi and Lānaʻi high schools, which open at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 23.

What to Bring With You When at at Shelter:

In partnership with the Maui County Civil Defense, Hawaiʻi Red Cross volunteers will be opening shelters on Maui in response to Tropical Storm Darby.  Evacuation Shelters opened on Friday, July 22nd at 7 p.m. at the following sites (please listen to the radio or local media for any changes and further updates): Lokelani Intermediate – 1401 Liloa Dr, Kīhei; Hāna High & Elementary – 4111 Hana Hwy, Hana; Eddie Tam Memorial Center – 931 Makawao Ave, Makawao; Maui High School – 660 Lono Ave, Kahului; and Lahainaluna High School – 980 Lahainaluna Rd, Lahaina.


Due to Hawaiʻi’s isolation and vulnerability, the Red Cross recommends that people prepare their emergency kits for seven days and bring their emergency supplies with them to shelters. Airports and ports may be damaged by the storm and slow down the resupply process for local stores.

The Red Cross encourages everyone to be prepared before disasters strike:  Get a disaster kit, make a plan and be informed.

Every family should have their own disaster kit.  As other emergency response organizations have reported, families are asked to bring their own disaster supplies kit to a shelter, if asked to evacuate. Have 7 days’ worth of supplies at home to shelter in place or in a compact portable container to take to a shelter. Full details about what the kit should contain are available at (see Programs and Services/Disaster Preparedness).

Water – 1 gallon per person per day
Food – non-perishable
Radio -NOAA Weather Radio
Extra batteries
First aid kit
Medications & Medical items
Manual Can opener
Multi-purpose tool
Personal hygiene items
Copies of Documents (prescriptions, proof of address, deed/lease to home, insurance policies and proof of identity)
Cell phone with chargers
Family Contact Information
Change of clothes

You may also need:

Baby supplies – bottles, baby food & diapers
Games and activities
Comfort items
Pet supplies – collar, leash, ID, food, water, carrier, bowl & medications

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