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Governor Signs Emergency Proclamation

August 30, 2016, 4:05 PM HST
* Updated August 30, 4:09 PM
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Gov. David Ige signed a pre-landfall emergency proclamation on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016, as the state prepares for possible impacts from Hurricanes Madeline and Lester.

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

“As always, our top priority is protecting the health, safety and overall welfare of our residents and visitors,”said Gov. Ige. “During this time, I ask residents and visitors to closely follow emergency instructions as we prepare for the storm. I urge you to take immediate steps to protect your families, loved ones, employees and property. The state is monitoring the storms and standing by to support the counties.”

The disaster emergency relief period begins on Aug. 30 and continues through Sept. 9, 2016.

For the latest information from the Hawai‘i Emergency Management Agency (HIEMA), go online.

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