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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 – 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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2018 COMBINED STATEWIDE DRAFT PIT – Topline overview report FINAL HONOLULU – Hawai‘i’s homeless population has decreased for the second consecutive year and homelessness on O‘ahu decreased for the first time since 2009. The annual Point in Time count — a census of people experiencing homelessness — showed a nearly 10 percent overall decrease in ...
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For PHOTOS click here HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige traveled to Hawai‘i Island on Friday for briefings with Mayor Harry Kim and the Hawai‘i County Civil Defense, and to check on evacuated residents from the Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens subdivisions. The governor joined Big Island Mayor Harry Kim and the Hawaii County Civil Defense ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige signed an emergency proclamation Thursday evening, after a lava flow emerged at the Leilani Estates residential subdivision which is located within the East Rift Zone of the Kilauea volcano. The lava is flowing onto streets in the subdivision, which consists of about 770 structures. The lava flow has prompted the ...
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May 3, 2018 I am in contact with Mayor Kim, and the state is actively supporting the county’s emergency response efforts. I have activated the Hawai‘i National Guard to provide support to county emergency response personnel to help with evacuations and security. I urge residents in Leilani Estates and the surrounding areas to follow instructions ...
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MEDIA ADVISORY May 2, 2018   WHAT:                      Media Availability for: Request for Presidential Disaster Declaration Legislative Wrap-Up             WHO:                        Governor David Ige                                            WHEN:                    Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at 2pm   WHERE:                    State Capitol, 5th floor, Governor’s Ceremonial Room This event will be streamed LIVE through Facebook Live at facebook.com/governordavidige ### Media Contacts: ...
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Attachment #1: Signed Request for Presidential Disaster Declaration Attachment #2: FEMA Form HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has asked the President of the United States to declare a major disaster for the State of Hawai‘i as a result of severe flooding and landslides on Kaua‘i and O‘ahu between April 13 and April 16, 2018.   ...
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HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has directed the state Dept. of Agriculture to assist farmers whose operations were heavily damaged by powerful storms that caused severe flooding on Kauaʻi and in Waimānalo on O‘ahu earlier this month.   “Agriculture is vital to our economy and our communities. It is the centerpiece of the state’s effort ...
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