GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE: Governor signs emergency proclamation in anticipation of hurricanes Madeline and Lester

Posted on Aug 30, 2016 in Latest News, Newsroom, Press Releases

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige signed a pre-landfall emergency proclamation on Tuesday, as the state prepares for possible impacts from hurricanes Madeline and Lester. The proclamation authorizes the expenditure of state monies for quick and efficient relief of disaster-related damages, losses and suffering resulting from the storms.

“As always, our top priority is protecting the health, safety and overall welfare of our residents and visitors. During this time, I ask residents and visitors to closely follow emergency instructions as we prepare for the storm. I urge you to take immediate steps to protect your families, loved ones, employees and property. The state is monitoring the storms and standing by to support the counties,” said Gov. Ige.

The disaster emergency relief period begins on August 30 and continues through September 9, 2016.

The emergency proclamation is attached.

For the latest information from the Hawai‘i Emergency Management Agency (HIEMA) please go to:
Website: https://dod.hawaii.gov/hiema/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HawaiiEMA/timeline
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Hawaii_EMA

Media Contacts:
Jodi Leong
Deputy Communications Director/Press Secretary
Office of the Governor
Office: 808-586-0043
Mobile: 808-798-3929
jodi.c.leong@hawaii.gov

Cindy McMillan
Communications Director
Office of the Governor
Office: 808-586-0012
Mobile: 808-265-7974
cindy.mcmillan@hawaii.gov