Disaster Relief Period Extended on Big Isle After Heavy Rains
* Updated December 11, 11:49 AM
The disaster emergency relief period has been extended for damage caused by the severe storm that impacted the State of Hawaiʻi this week, the Office of the Governor said in a press release on Saturday, Dec. 11. The storm caused flooding that resulted in extensive damage to public and private property, particularly on Hawaiʻi Island, Maui and Oʻahu.
Acting Gov. Josh Green signed a second emergency proclamation extending the emergency relief period through Feb. 8. The initial proclamation was issued by Gov. David Ige on Dec. 6 and was set to expire on Dec. 10.
The emergency declaration gives the governor the authority to spend state funds as appropriated to protect the health, safety and welfare of residents and visitors in the State of Hawaiʻi. The declaration supports state and county efforts to provide quick and efficient relief of suffering, damage, and losses caused by flooding and other effects of the heavy rains.
Ige returns from the Western Governors’ Association Conference in California on Saturday.