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DESIGNATION OF A DUAL-STATUS COMMANDER FOR RESPONSE TO HURRICANE LANE OS.._ Honolulu – Gov. David Y. Ige has announced the formation of a Dual-Status Command, Joint Task Force 50 (JTF) in response to Hurricane Lane’s impact on the state of Hawaii. Gov. Ige’s formal request to appoint Brig. Gen. Kenneth Hara was submitted on Thursday, ...
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MEDIA ADVISORY August 23, 2018 WHAT: Briefing on Hurricane Lane – STATUS UPDATES WHEN: Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. WHO: • Governor David Ige • Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell • William Roche, deputy administrator Region 9, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) • Adjutant General Joe Logan, Hawai‘i State Department of Defense • Tom ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. Ige’s request for a Presidential Disaster Declaration for the State of Hawai‘i has been approved. Word came late Wednesday afternoon that the governor’s request was granted, as Hurricane Lane approaches the Hawaiian Islands. The declaration authorizes the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide appropriate assistance ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige formally requested a Presidential Disaster Declaration as Hurricane Lane inched toward the Hawaiian Islands on Tuesday. The declaration asks the President of the United States to declare the State of Hawai‘i a major disaster in the event that there is significant damage and losses as a result of the hurricane. ...
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August 22, 2018 HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige signed a memorandum granting non-essential state employees on O‘ahu and Kaua‘i administrative leave as the state prepares for severe weather resulting from Hurricane Lane. State offices on O‘ahu and Kaua‘i will be closed on Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018 through Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. Non-essential workers affected by ...
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August 22, 2018   WHAT:                      HURRICANE LANE — Briefing   WHEN:                     Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.   WHO:                        Governor David Ige                                               Various state departments and agencies                                     WHERE:                    State Capitol, 5th floor, Governor’s Ceremonial Room ###   Media Contacts: Jodi Leong Deputy Communications Director/Press Secretary Office of the Governor ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has granted administrative leave for non-essential state employees in Hawai‘i and Maui counties, as the state prepares for severe weather conditions resulting from Hurricane Lane. State offices on Hawai‘i Island and Maui will be closed from Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018 through Friday, Aug. 24, 2018. However, employees who fall into ...
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Emergency Resources HONOLULU – Gov. Ige signed an emergency proclamation that will provide relief for disaster damages, losses and suffering caused by Hurricane Lane. The proclamation also serves to protect the health, safety and welfare of Hawai‘i residents and visitors. Based on the scientific information and expertise available, Hawai‘i is in danger of being significantly ...
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WHAT: News Conference – Preparation for Hurricane Lane WHO: Governor David Ige HI-EMA Administrator Tom Travis Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell WHEN: Tuesday, August 21, 2018 at 2 p.m. WHERE: Hawaii State Capitol, Office of the Governor Ceremonial Room This event will be streamed LIVE through Facebook Live at facebook.com/governordavidige. ### Media Contacts: Jodi Leong Deputy ...
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