OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Disaster emergency relief period extended for Kauai, Oahu floods

Posted on Aug 17, 2018 in Latest News, Press Releases

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 appropriated, to quickly and efficiently protect the health, safety, and welfare of Kaua‘i and O‘ahu residents in the wake of the floods. The proclamation also helps to provide relief for disaster damages, losses, and suffering.

Gov. David Ige issued the first emergency proclamation on April 15, followed by a supplementary proclamation on April 18, and a second supplementary proclamation on June 17.

Under the third supplementary proclamation, the disaster emergency relief period continues until Oct. 15, 2018.

Gov. Ige is traveling with his family on the mainland and will return to Hawai‘i on Sunday, Aug. 19.

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