IN CASE OF DIRE EMERGENCY for the Islands
Delivery of Food and Fuel to the Hawaiian Islands
CRITICAL information from a former State Legislator who is a Business Person:
FOOD & FUEL:
If there was a major catastrophe in the Mainland—e.g., if one or more U.S. cities suffered a major incident (perhaps especially if it was on the West Coast)—then there could be a 7 to 10 DAY SHORT TERM PERIOD OF POSSIBLY NO FOOD AND FUEL IN THE ISLANDS. BUT, Maui would also have access to another large supply of food and fuel available on Oahu.
If necessary, an AIRCRAFT CARRIER would load up food and fuel and deliver it to all the Hawaiian Islands.
In a time of emergency FOOD shortage, within a 3 to 7 day period: Major ocean freight line carrier ships would deliver food to Maui and all other Neighbor Islands. Aside from the remote possibility of a major incident in the islands, the ONLY way the islands would not be provided emergency food would be if there is no way to fly in planes to the islands.
MAUI has a 3 to 5 day supply of meats, perishables, and vegetables. Maui would also have access to another large supply of food available on Oahu.
There is probably in the range of 2 weeks to 30 days supply of all foods, dry goods, and other items available on or to Maui including especially a large supply of potentially available canned, frozen foods, and dry goods that are primarily located in Oahu and could be transported to Maui.
FUEL & ENERGY:
It is little known that there are TREMENDOUS fuel reserves in Oahu in underground oil reservoirs built inside the mountains in World War 2. In a time of emergency FUEL shortage, BARGES from Oahu with fuel would come to Kahului, Maui and all other Neighbor Islands. The State of Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism (DBEDT) can give additional consultation to help Hawaiians better understand what is in place in Hawaii for emergency response to shortages in food and fuel on Maui and the other islands.