Press Releases

HONOLULU — The State’s monthly test of the Statewide Outdoor Warning Siren System, coordinated with the test of the Live Audio Broadcast segment of the Emergency Alert System, is scheduled for MONDAY, October 1, 2018 at 11:45 a.m. The warning sirens are used to alert the public to emergencies. During this monthly test, all warning ...
Read More HIEMA NEWS RELEASE: Monthly Siren and Emergency Alert System Test, Monday October 1, 2018

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige’s request for a Presidential Disaster Declaration to address the impacts of Hurricane Lane has been granted. The disaster declaration covers floods, wildfires and other disasters that occurred because of the hurricane between Aug. 22-29, 2018. The Declaration means the state will receive support from the Public Assistance Grant Program for ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Gov. Ige secures Presidential Disaster Declaration for Hurricane Lane

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige is in San Francisco for the Global Climate Action Summit where he is joining leaders from around the world in conducting and participating in climate action panels, workshops, tours, exhibits and other special events. Gov. Ige is joining California Gov. Jerry Brown, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Governor Ige in San Francisco for Climate Summit

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige’s request for a Presidential Disaster Declaration for Tropical Storm Olivia has been granted, one day after the request was submitted. The declaration authorizes the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide appropriate assistance for required emergency measures in the effort to protect property and public health ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Governor Ige’s request for a Presidential Disaster Declaration for TS Olivia — approved

MEDIA ADVISORY September 12, 2018 WHAT: Tropical Storm Olivia – Briefing/Situation Reports WHEN: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. WHO: Governor David Ige National Weather Service Tom Travis, Hawai‘i Emergency Management Agency (HIEMA) Dolph, Diemont, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Schools Superintendent Christina Kishimoto, Department of Education U.S. Coast Guard Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — Media Advisory — Tropical Storm Olivia — Briefing-Situation Reports

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige signed a memorandum granting state employees on the islands of Maui, Lanai and Molokaʻi administrative leave as the state prepares for severe weather resulting from Tropical Storm Olivia. State offices on Maui, Lanaʻi and Molokaʻi will be closed on Wednesday, September 12, 2018. However, state employees who fall into one ...
Read More Governor’s Office – News Release – State employees on Maui, Lanaʻi and Molokaʻi granted administrative leave as Tropical Storm Olivia nears the islands

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has formally requested a Presidential Disaster Declaration as Tropical Storm Olivia gets closer to the islands. The declaration asks President Donald Trump to declare the State of Hawai‘i a major disaster in the event that heavy rains and wind from Olivia cause significant damage and losses. The governor is asking ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Gov. Ige issues a Presidential Disaster Declaration as Tropical Storm Olivia nears Hawaiian Islands

HONOLULU – At the direction of the President of the United States, Gov. David Ige has ordered that the United States flag and the Hawai‘i state flag will be flown at half-staff on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018 at the State Capitol and upon all state offices and agencies as well as the Hawai‘i National Guard ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — Flag Order — Flags to be lowered to half-staff for Patriot Day

  WHAT: BRIEFING on Hurricane Olivia Olivia is expected to move over the Hawaiian Islands as a Tropical Storm. However, Hawai‘i is in danger of experiencing high winds, heavy rains, high surf, storm surges and flooding that threaten to harm communities and cause extensive damage to public and private property across the state. WHEN: Monday, ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Briefing on Hurricane Olivia

HONOLULU – Gov. Ige signed an emergency proclamation that will provide relief for disaster damages, losses and suffering caused by Hurricane Olivia. Even if Olivia arrives as a Tropical Storm, as predicted, Hawai‘i is in danger of experiencing high winds, heavy rains, high surf, storm surges and flooding that threaten to harm communities and cause ...
Read More Governor’s Office – News Release – Gov. Ige signs emergency proclamation in anticipation of Hurricane Olivia