OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Gov. Ige signs third supplementary proclamation to extend emergency assistance as volcanic eruption continues on Hawaii Island

Posted on Aug 3, 2018 in Latest News, Press Releases

Governor Ige signs third supplementary proclamation to extend emergency assistance as volcanic eruption continues on Hawai‘i Island

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has signed a third supplementary proclamation relating to Kilauea Volcano’s continuing lava flows and volcanic activity.

“This supplementary proclamation extends the authority to spend state funds as appropriated for quick and efficient action to protect the health, safety and welfare of our Hawai‘i County residents. This also helps to provide quick relief of suffering, damage, and losses caused by the eruption,” said Gov. Ige.

The lava flows and volcanic activity continue to endanger communities in the Puna District, and are expected to continue causing additional losses, suffering, and the displacement of individuals and families.

Gov. Ige signed the initial emergency proclamation on May 3, the day the latest eruption began. The governor issued the first supplementary proclamation on May 9, and the second supplementary proclamation on June 5. The third supplementary proclamation issued today is effective until Oct. 2, 2018.

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