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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 ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Non-essential state employees on Oahu, Kauai granted administrative leave as Hurricane Lane nears the islands

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 ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Governor grants administrative leave for non-essential state workers on Hawaii Island, Maui County as Hurricane Lane approaches

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 ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Governor Ige signs emergency proclamation in anticipation of Hurricane Lane

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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HONOLULU – In his capacity as acting governor, Lt. Gov. Douglas Chin signed a third supplementary proclamation that extends the emergency relief period for the County of Kaua‘i and the City and County of Honolulu, in the wake of April’s heavy rains and flooding. The supplementary proclamation extends the authority to spend state funds as ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Disaster emergency relief period extended for Kauai, Oahu floods

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige is traveling out of state to spend time with his family and to recharge following a strenuous few months leading up to the primary election. The governor is scheduled to depart Hawai‘i on Tuesday, Aug. 14 and return on Sunday, Aug. 19. During the governor’s absence, Lt. Gov. Doug Chin ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Governor Ige to spend time with family out of state

1806090_Gov Ige request for reconsideration IA_FEMA-4365-DR-HI) HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige is asking the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to reconsider its initial denial of the state’s request for individual assistance for Kaua‘i and O‘ahu residents affected by April’s severe storms and flooding.   The governor signed the request for reconsideration based on additional data, ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Governor Ige asks FEMA to re-consider request for individual assistance for Kauai, Oahu in wake of April floods

The United States Army announced that Sgt. 1st Class Reymund R. Transfiguracion, of Waikoloa, Hawai‘i died on Aug. 12 of injuries sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his patrol as he conducted combat operations in Afghanistan. Gov. David Ige issued the following statement: “Hawaiʻi has lost a brave soldier who sacrificed his life ...
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