Press Releases

MEDIA ADVISORY September 12, 2018 WHAT: Tropical Storm Olivia – Briefing/Situation Reports WHEN: Wednesday, September 12, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. WHO: Governor David Ige National Weather Service Tom Travis, Hawai‘i Emergency Management Agency (HIEMA) Dolph, Diemont, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Schools Superintendent Christina Kishimoto, Department of Education U.S. Coast Guard Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — Media Advisory — Tropical Storm Olivia — Briefing-Situation Reports

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige signed a memorandum granting state employees on the islands of Maui, Lanai and Molokaʻi administrative leave as the state prepares for severe weather resulting from Tropical Storm Olivia. State offices on Maui, Lanaʻi and Molokaʻi will be closed on Wednesday, September 12, 2018. However, state employees who fall into one ...
Read More Governor’s Office – News Release – State employees on Maui, Lanaʻi and Molokaʻi granted administrative leave as Tropical Storm Olivia nears the islands

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has formally requested a Presidential Disaster Declaration as Tropical Storm Olivia gets closer to the islands. The declaration asks President Donald Trump to declare the State of Hawai‘i a major disaster in the event that heavy rains and wind from Olivia cause significant damage and losses. The governor is asking ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Gov. Ige issues a Presidential Disaster Declaration as Tropical Storm Olivia nears Hawaiian Islands

HONOLULU – At the direction of the President of the United States, Gov. David Ige has ordered that the United States flag and the Hawai‘i state flag will be flown at half-staff on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018 at the State Capitol and upon all state offices and agencies as well as the Hawai‘i National Guard ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — Flag Order — Flags to be lowered to half-staff for Patriot Day

  WHAT: BRIEFING on Hurricane Olivia Olivia is expected to move over the Hawaiian Islands as a Tropical Storm. However, Hawai‘i is in danger of experiencing high winds, heavy rains, high surf, storm surges and flooding that threaten to harm communities and cause extensive damage to public and private property across the state. WHEN: Monday, ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Briefing on Hurricane Olivia

HONOLULU – Gov. Ige signed an emergency proclamation that will provide relief for disaster damages, losses and suffering caused by Hurricane Olivia. Even if Olivia arrives as a Tropical Storm, as predicted, Hawai‘i is in danger of experiencing high winds, heavy rains, high surf, storm surges and flooding that threaten to harm communities and cause ...
Read More Governor’s Office – News Release – Gov. Ige signs emergency proclamation in anticipation of Hurricane Olivia

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 the impacts from Hurricane Lane. This includes floods and wildfires that occurred as a result of the hurricane, from Aug. 22 to Aug. 29, 2018. “The magnitude and ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Governor asks for Presidential Disaster Declaration for Impacts from Hurricane Lane

HONOLULU – The Judicial Selection Commission has submitted the names of six nominees for the judicial vacancy in the Intermediate Court of Appeals, State of Hawai‘i. The position has been vacant since Associate Judge Lisa M. Ginoza was elevated to the position of Chief Judge of the Intermediate Court of Appeals in April 2018. The ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Gov. Ige receives Judicial Selection Commission nominees for Intermediate Court of Appeals

HONOLULU – The United States flag and the Hawai‘i state flag will be returned to full-staff at sunset, Sunday, Sept. 2, 2018, following Sen. John McCain’s interment. # # # Media Contacts: Jodi Leong Deputy Communications Director/Press Secretary Office of the Governor Office: 808-586-0043 Mobile: 808-798-3929 jodi.c.leong@hawaii.gov Cindy McMillan Communications Director Office of the Governor ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — Flag Order — Flags to be raised on Sunday following Sen. John McCain’s burial

Map WHAT: MEDIA AVAILABILITY – Collaboration and response to Hurricane Lane, the Kīlauea eruption and the April floods. U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen will receive operational briefings from state and Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) officials on recovery efforts for Hurricane Lane, the Kilauea eruption and the April floods. Gov. David Ige and ...
Read More OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — Media Advisory — Media Availability with Gov. David Ige and U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen — response to Hurricane Lane, Kilauea Eruption, April floods