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Ige Signs Emergency Proclamation

August 28, 2015, 4:00 PM HST
* Updated August 28, 4:08 PM
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Governor David Ige signed an emergency proclamation Friday afternoon in anticipation of the arrival of Hurricane Ignacio.

Under the proclamation, the Major Disaster Fund is activated, which is set aside by the Legislature for disaster relief across the state.

The funds provide easier access to emergency resources at the state and federal levels.

“We thank Governor Ige for his support during this crucial time, and are taking advantage of this pre-landfall period to ensure that we are as best prepared as possible,” said Vern Miyagi, Executive Officer of the Hawai’i Emergency Management Agency. “With our whole state engulfed in the cone of uncertainty, we ask the public to continue their preparedness efforts and monitor news media for the latest updates regarding Hurricane Ignacio.”

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