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For Immediate Release May 10, 2018 HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige signed SB 192 (Act 12), otherwise known as the Kaua‘i and O‘ahu flood recovery bill on Thursday. The measure sets aside a total of $125 million for the recovery effort — $100 million to help finance the flood recovery effort on Kaua‘i, and another ...
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 10, 2018 HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige announced today the interim appointment of Bruce Anderson, Ph.D., to lead the Hawaiʻi State Department of Health following the June 1 retirement of Dr. Virginia “Ginny” Pressler who has served as the director of health since December 2014. In a letter to the governor ...
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Supplemental Emergency Proclamation for 2018 Kilauea Eruption HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has issued a supplemental emergency proclamation for the 2018 Kilauea eruption that, among other emergency management functions, establishes lines of authority that will enable a more comprehensive response to changing and unpredictable risks posed by the current eruption. Those risks include possible impacts ...
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Presidential Disaster Declaration Request Exhibits HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige signed a Presidential Disaster Declaration request, asking the President of the United States to declare the State of Hawai‘i a major disaster as a result of the ongoing seismic activity and volcanic eruption on Hawai‘i Island. The governor is asking that the declaration authorize the ...
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MEDIA ADVISORY   WHAT:                      News Conference: Supplemental emergency proclamation – Puna Geothermal Venture Presidential Disaster Declaration Request for Hawai‘i Island   WHO:                        Governor David Ige                                            WHEN:                    Wednesday, May 9, 2018 at 1:30 p.m.   WHERE:                    State Capitol, 5th floor, Governor’s Ceremonial Room This event may be streamed LIVE through Facebook Live at ...
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  HONOLULU – Hawaii’s timeshare industry reported occupancy of 89.5 percent statewide in 2017, a slight 0.2 percentage point decrease versus 2016, according to data released today by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA). In comparison, occupancy of hotel properties statewide averaged 80.0 percent in 2017. Jennifer Chun, HTA tourism research director, said, “Timeshare properties continue ...
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NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM (NFIP) INFORMATIONAL SESSION SCHEDULED THURSDAY MAY 10 IN NIU VALLEY   Policy holders affected by the April 13, 2018 O‘ahu flooding event urged to attend   HONOLULU – The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), and the City and County of Honolulu invite NFIP ...
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HONOLULU – The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) is warning the public to stay out of Alaialoa and Kaohaoha Gulch below Mamalahoa Highway in Ookala, Hawai‘i. Storm water within both gulches may be contaminated with animal waste due to wastewater spills from the Big Island Dairy facility. Big Island Dairy has reported untreated wastewater from ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige announced today that the president has approved a Major Disaster Declaration for public assistance for damage incurred as a result of severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides on Kaua‘i and O‘ahu between April 13 and April 16, 2018. The approval paves the way for assistance with emergency work and the ...
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Home Insurance & Lava Flow FAQs Clarify What May Be Covered for Homeowners and Business Owners Affected by Lava Flow HONOLULU – The Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Insurance Division advises Leilani Estates and surrounding area residents to contact their insurance companies for coverage questions and applicable policy provisions. Those impacted by the mandatory ...
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