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Emergency Operations Plan: Appendix B. Hurricane Rating of University Space

Rating Types and Definition

The destruction force of a hurricane is unpredictable. This rating is only intended to minimize the damages caused by hurricane. It is not intended to guarantee the integrity of a structure under such a natural disaster.

Type “A” Safe Room

  1. Very well constructed, well protected, which should survive very severe hurricane (up to Force 4).
  2. Floor: Concrete
  3. Wall: Concrete or CM with small or no exterior window
  4. Ceiling (roof):Concrete or heavy lumber

Type “B” Safe Room

  1. Well constructed rooms, which should survive severe hurricane (up to Force 3).
  2. Floor: Concrete
  3. Wall: Concrete or CM with exterior windows
  4. Ceiling (roof): Concrete, concrete/steel or heavy lumber

Type “C” Safe Room

  1. Well constructed rooms, which should survive hurricane (up to Force 1).
  2. Most rooms on campus are type “C” safe rooms, except rooms to avoid as below.

Type of Rooms to avoid

  1. Floor: Light structure without tie-down
  2. Wall: Light structure and wall with large windows
  3. Roof: Light metal roof on light lumber structure
  4. Ceiling: Suspended ceiling under light roof

Shelters for emergency other than hurricane

Do not take shelter under structures during an earthquake.

Shelters for non-hurricane emergencies

  1. Old Gym
  2. Campus Center
  3. EKH Classrooms
  4. Dorm Recreation Rooms
  5. Hale Kehau Dining Room
  6. Library Lanai
  7. Institute for Astronomy