State issues emergency proclamation Tuesday for wildfires in Hawaiʻi and Maui counties fueled by Dora weather
Lt. Gov. Sylvia Luke, acting on behalf of Gov. Josh Green, issued an emergency proclamation on Tuesday afternoon relating to wildfires in Maui and Hawaiʻi Counties that are being fueled by windy and dry conditions created by Hurricane Dora.
Four brush fires have broken out on the Big Island, with only one contained.
The emergency proclamation authorizes several actions, including activation of the National Guard, authorizes appropriate actions by the director of the Hawaiʻi Emergency Management Agency and the Administrator of Emergency Management, as well as the expenditure of state general revenue funds for relief of conditions created by Hurricane Dora.
“We are closely following the wildfires caused by the strong winds of Hurricane Dora,” Luke said in a news release. “The safety of our residents is paramount, and this emergency proclamation will activate the Hawaiʻi National Guard to support emergency responders in the impacted communities.”
Green has been fully briefed on Hurricane Dora and its impacts, the release said.