GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE: Governor signs emergency proclamation following recent storms

Posted on Sep 16, 2016 in Latest News, Newsroom, Press Releases

 

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige signed an emergency proclamation in the wake of heavy rains and flooding that caused extensive damage throughout the state especially the counties of Maui and Kalawao. The counties are expected to need rehabilitative assistance from the state to respond to the damage caused by the severe, sudden and extraordinary rains.

“The severe weather that struck the state this week caused heavy damage, and the state stands ready to support the counties in the recovery effort,” said Gov. Ige.

The disaster emergency relief period began on September 13, 2016 and will be in place for 60 days.

The signed emergency proclamation is attached. It is also posted on the governor’s website.

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Media Contact:

Cindy McMillan

Communications Director

Office of the Governor

Office: 808-586-0012

Mobile: 808-265-7974

cindy.mcmillan@hawaii.gov