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OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR – News Release — Governor Ige issues disaster declaration for Kauai following last month’s heavy rains, flooding

Posted on Apr 21, 2020 in Latest Department News, Office of the Governor Press Releases

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige signed an emergency proclamation declaring Kaua‘i a disaster area, after heavy rains on Mar. 27 and 28, 2020 lead to flooding and extensive damage to public property.

The declaration provides relief for disaster damage, losses and suffering, and serves to protect the health, safety and welfare of Kaua‘i residents. It also implements emergency management functions as allowed by law and authorizes the expenditure of state funds as appropriated for the quick and efficient relief of damage and losses that have resulted from the floods.

The emergency proclamation is effective immediately and continues through June 20, 2020.



Media Contacts:

Jodi Leong
Deputy Communications Director/Press Secretary
Office of the Governor
Office: 808-586-0043
[email protected]


Cindy McMillan
Communications Director
Office of the Governor
Office: 808-586-0012
[email protected]