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Sorry for any inconvenience as of October 1st we are temporarily closed for construction/renovations and will reopen summer 2024. During this time, there are no reservations available, please follow us on FB and IG for updates on reopening.
Sorry for any inconvenience as of October 1st we are temporarily closed for construction/renovations and will reopen summer 2024. During this time, there are no reservations available, please follow us on FB and IG for updates on reopening.

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES AND SAFETY PRACTICES

Evalucation Map

A. HANDLING EMERGENCIES

Unfortunately incidents do occur. Some can be prevented, but despite everything we do, there will be situations that call for the special actions described here

  1. Generally, your responsibilities include:
    1. Strive to prevent incidents before they happen
    2. Handle the immediate situation: Call the necessary emergency service, police, fire, medical, etc., by dialing “911”
    3. Notify the necessary people after 911 is called:
      1. Malaekahana Beach Campgrounds Security (number listed on pass and camp map) and/or office

B. CIVIL DEFENSE WARNINGS & PROCEDURES

  1. Remain calm and alert. DO NOT PANIC!
  2. Assess the situation
  3. Know warning signals and where shelters are located
  4. The location of the nearest shelter for Malaekahana is BYU Hawai’i (map located at Malaekahana office)
  5. If Civil Defense sirens sound, listen to a radio for information and instructions. Keep calm and take time to think. Take necessary actions that you have planned in advance. Proceed to evacuation route, if necessary, taking only essential items with you

HURRICANE: Know warning signals and where shelters are located

The hurricane season is June through November

  1. When the 3-minute, Civil Defense siren is heard:
    1. Tune in to any radio station for more information
    2. Evacuate all buildings – (hales, suites and or office areas)
    3. Stay away from walls and glass windows

TSUNAMI: Know warning signals and where shelters are located

  1. If a steady Civil Defense siren signal is heard that lasts less than three minutes, it is a warning of an imminent natural disaster
  2. In the event of a tidal wave warning if you notice the ocean receding, do not go towards the ocean. Immediately begin evacuation towards higher elevation
  3. Stop all activity; tune in to any radio station for more information. If in doubt, begin evacuation towards higher elevation
  4. If in danger, immediately begin to walk toward the nearest mountain. (Gunstock Ranch across the street from Malaekahana)
  5. Remain at a safe distance until the all-clear signal is given

C. RECOMMENDED TREATMENT FOR PORTUGUESE MAN-OF-WAR OR JELLYFISH STINGS

  1. Avoid the use of fresh water, as it activates nematocysts (the venom). Never allow the victim to enter fresh shower after exposure to a jellyfish until the nematocyst toxin has been neutralized. The result could be extreme intensification of symptoms, even shock. The patient's skin may, however, be gently rinsed with seawater without adverse effect
  2. Apply alcohol to inactivate the toxin introduced by the nematocyst. Virtually any type of alcohol available is adequate, including rubbing alcohol, liquor, cologne, or perfume. Make sure the alcohol is applied over the entire affected area
  3. Alternatively, apply meat tenderizer. Making a paste with seawater (NOT FRESH WATER) and applying it over the entire area is one good means of application.
  4. If nothing else is available, salt water heated to the limit of tolerance may help neutralize the venom
  5. To help remove clinging tentacles, a paste of seawater and baking soda may be applied five minutes after the alcohol. Application of flour or talcum will serve the same purpose, coalescing the tentacles, which may then be readily scraped off with a knife or sharp instrument. Dry sand may be used if powders are not available (Tentacles should NOT be removed with the ungloved hand). NEVER ATTEMPT TO REMOVE CLINGING TENTACLES UNTIL SOME NEUTRALIZATION PROCEDURE HAS BEEN USED FIRST

Contact

Malaekahana Beach Campground
56-335 Kamehameha Highway
Kahuku, HI 96731

Open 7 days a week 8:30am to 4:30pm
* Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

Phone: (808) 674-7715
Email: CLICK