State, county workers and volunteers provide emergency relief after storms

Posted on Mar 30, 2021 in Capitol Connection, Featured, Main

Governor Ige issued an emergency declaration March 9 for the entire State of Hawai‘i in the wake of heavy rains that caused flooding and landslides. The disaster emergency relief period, which continues through May 8, 2021, makes state funds immediately available to help affected communities.

Residents from Hale‘iwa and Hau‘ula to Haʻikū and Hanalei are still recovering from the effects of the storms that pounded the islands last month. Governor Ige toured some of the hardest-hit areas to thank state and county emergency workers and community volunteers who have provided supplies and equipment to help their neighbors in need.

Kaua‘i Mayor Derek Kawakami and the governor met with community volunteers.

Kaua‘i Mayor Derek Kawakami and the governor met with community volunteers who helped ferry supplies to Hanalei.

Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi, Governor Ige and HPD officers survey the damage on O‘ahu’s North Shore

Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi, Governor Ige and HPD officers survey the damage on O‘ahu’s North Shore

Kaua‘i resident Laird Hamilton confers with Governor Ige as volunteers ferried supplies to the Hanalei community hard-hit by the flooding.

Kaua‘i resident Laird Hamilton confers with Gov. Ige as volunteers ferried supplies to the Hanalei community hard-hit by the flooding.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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