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Mayor Signs Emergency Proclamation Due to Darby

July 22, 2016, 3:06 PM HST
* Updated July 22, 3:11 PM
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darbyMayor Billy Kenoi signed an emergency proclamation today in anticipation of the arrival of Tropical Storm Darby to Hawaiʻi Island.

Tropical Storm Darby is forecast to impact Hawaiʻi Island starting today and running through late Sunday.

The mayor’s proclamation allows easier access to county emergency resources, along with the suspension of certain laws, as needed, for emergency purposes.

“We want to make sure we are doing everything possible to protect the public,” said Mayor Kenoi. “This proclamation improves the county’s ability to respond quickly to any potential impacts from the impending storm.”

The disaster emergency relief period for the proclamation began today at noon and will continue for 60 days.

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The latest Hawaiʻi County Civil Defense message can be found at HawaiiCounty.gov.

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Recommended preparedness actions may be found on the Hawaiʻi Emergency Management Agency website at scd.hawaii.gov.

Residents are also encouraged to enroll in local notification systems and monitor local radio and television broadcasts.

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