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Delegates & participants encouraged to be hurricane ready Honolulu – With organizers monitoring the potential impact to the island of O‘ahu from Hurricane Madeline and Hurricane Lester over the next several days, the IUCN World Conservation Congress Hawai‘i 2016 and all of its sessions and programs are continuing as scheduled at this time. The IUCN ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: IUCN World Conservation Congress Hawai‘i 2016 continues as planned

(Honolulu) — The Department of Land and Natural Resources and the IUCN’s Oceania Regional Office (ORO) are hosting the Hawaii-Pacific Pavilion during the IUCN World Conservation Congress 2016, which will take place at the Hawai‘i Convention Center from September 2-9. The Pavilion will play host to an intensive number of cutting-edge cultural, political, and scientific ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: The World Conservation Congress Hawai‘i Pacific Pavilion — Highlighting the Interconnectedness of Pacific Islands

Public advised to follow weather advisories, avoid outdoor areas HONOLULU — The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) has closed all state forest and park areas on the islands of Hawaii with the arrival of Hurricane Madelines Madeline and Lester. DLNR is asking for the public’s cooperation with this announcement of area closures as ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE UPDATE: DLNR to Close Areas for Arrival of Hurricane Madeline

HONOLULU – In preparation for Hurricanes Madeline and Lester, state Insurance Commissioner Gordon Ito advises residents to review their homeowner’s, hurricane, and flood insurance policies. “With back-to-back hurricanes approaching Hawaii, reviewing your insurance policy should be part of your readiness plans,” said Ito.  “Policyholders should know what type of insurance they have, what is covered ...
Read More DCCA NEWS RELEASE: State Advises Homeowners to Review Insurance Policies in Preparation of Potential Natural Disasters

For Honolulu Watershed Forest Reserve, to be under the control and management of the State of Hawaii, Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Forestry and Wildlife.

For non-EMCP employees – The same provisions provided to their included BU counterparts under the IT Broadbanding Pilot Project MOU(s) including subsequent MOUs, unless otherwise specifically stated in executive order. For EMCP employees – The provisions provided in the experimental modernization project for the Civil Service Information Technology Broadbanding Pilot Project.

Public advised to follow weather advisories, avoid outdoor areas HONOLULU — The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) is closing state forest and park areas on the islands of Hawaii and Maui, in anticipation of the effects of Hurricane Madeline. DLNR is asking for the public’s cooperation with this announcement of area closures as ...
Read More DLNR NEWS RELEASE: DLNR to Close Areas for Arrival of Hurricane Madeline

HONOLULU – State offices will be closed on Hawai‘i Island on Wednesday, Aug. 31 due to expected weather conditions resulting from Hurricane Madeline. State employees on Hawai‘i Island will be granted administrative leave and should not report to work on Wednesday. Exceptions are: Departmental Disaster/Emergency Coordinators Disaster Response Workers Employees whose work involves continuing crucial ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S OFFICE NEWS RELEASE: State offices on Hawai‘i Island to close due to expected severe weather conditions

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige is urging state department directors to be liberal in granting state employees vacation, leave and compensatory time to leave work early Wednesday afternoon. President Barack Obama’s arrival in Honolulu on Aug. 31, will result in significant closures of major thoroughfares and surface streets in the later afternoon and early evening, ...
Read More GOVERNOR’S NEWS RELEASE: Governor authorizes use of vacation, leave/comp time for state employees in anticipation of road closures

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

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