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Governor Signs Emergency Proclamation Due to Darby

July 22, 2016, 4:15 PM HST
* Updated July 22, 4:19 PM
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Darby wind speed probabilities, July 22, 2016. NOAA graphic.

Hawai‘i Gov. David Ige signed a pre-landfall emergency proclamation as the state prepares for Tropical Storm Darby.

The proclamation authorizes the expenditure of state monies for quick, easy and efficient relief of disaster-related damages, losses and suffering resulting from the storm.

“Our top priority is to protect the health, safety and welfare of Hawai‘i’s residents and visitors,” the governor said. “I urge residents and businesses to follow emergency instructions, prepare for the storm and take steps to protect your families, employees and property. The state is standing by to assist the counties—particularly Hawai‘i and Maui counties—which are expected to be the first to feel the impact of Tropical Storm Darby.”

The disaster emergency relief period begins on July 22 and continues through July 29, 2016.


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