OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Governor Ige extends emergency relief period for Kauai flood disaster

Posted on Aug 6, 2019 in Latest News, Press Releases

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has again extended the emergency disaster relief period for last year’s Kaua‘i floods by issuing a ninth supplementary emergency proclamation.

The proclamation gives the governor of the State of Hawai‘i the authority to deal with disasters or emergencies, to maintain the strength, resources, and economic life of the community and to protect the public health, safety, and welfare of the people.

The proclamation extends authority to spend state funds as appropriated to protect the health, safety and welfare of Kaua‘i residents and visitors. The proclamation also supports the state’s efforts to provide quick and efficient relief of suffering, damage and losses caused by the flooding.

Gov. Ige signed the initial emergency proclamation on April 15, 2018, followed by these supplementary proclamations:

  • Supplementary proclamation issued April 18, 2018
  • Second supplementary proclamation issued June 17, 2018.
  • Third supplementary proclamation issued by Acting Gov. Douglas S. Chin on Aug. 16, 2018
  • Fourth supplementary proclamation issued Oct. 15, 2018
  • Fifth supplementary proclamation issued Dec. 14, 2018
  • Sixth supplementary proclamation issued Feb. 12, 2019
  • Seventh supplementary proclamation issued April 12, 2019
  • Eighth supplementary proclamation issued June 7, 2019

This ninth supplementary proclamation continues until Oct. 5, 2019 unless terminated by a separate proclamation.

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Media Contacts:

Jodi Leong

Deputy Communications Director/Press Secretary

Office of the Governor

Office: 808-586-0043

Mobile: 808-798-3929

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Cindy McMillan

Communications Director

Office of the Governor

Office: 808-586-0012

Mobile: 808-265-7974

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