Fourth Supplementary Proclamation for Kilauea Lava Flow

Posted on Oct 2, 2018 in 2018 Kilauea Eruption, Declared Disasters, Emergency Proclamations, Events, Information and News Releases, Main, News Stories

OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR STATE OF HAWAl’I

FOURTH SUPPLEMENTARY PROCLAMATION

By the authority vested in me as Governor by the Constitution and laws of the State of Hawai’i, in order to provide relief for disaster damages, losses, and suffering, and to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the people, I, DAVID Y. IGE, Governor of the State of Hawai’i. hereby determine, designate and proclaim as follows:
WHEREAS, pursuant to chapter 127A, Hawaii Revised Statutes, emergency powers are conferred on the Governor of the State of Hawai’i to deal with disasters or emergencies, to maintain the strength, resources, and economic life of the community, and to protect the public health, safety, and welfare; and
WHEREAS, it has become necessary to supplement my Proclamation of May 3, 2018, my Supplementary Proclamation of May 9, 2018, my Second Supplementary Proclamation of June 5, 2018, and my Third Supplementary Proclamation of August 3, 2018, relating to lava flows and volcanic activity which continue thereby endangering communities in the Puna District of the County of Hawai’i, State of Hawai’i, in order to provide additional assistance; and
WHEREAS, the lava flow and volcanic activity of Kilauea Volcano continues and, based upon all scientific information available, is expected to continue causing additional losses, suffering, and displaced persons; and
WHEREAS, lava covering roadways, although solid in appearance, is likely too hot to be cleared without significantly damaging or destroying equipment and endangeMng l es; and
NOW, THEREFORE, I, DAVID Y. IGE, Governor of the State of Hawai’i. hereby determine that an emergency or disaster contemplated by section 127A-14, Hawaii Revised Statutes, continues in the Puna District of the county of Hawai’i, State of Hawai’i. and hereby declare that all the provisions of my Proclamation of May 3, 2018, my Supplementary Proclamation of May 9, 2018, my Second Supplementary Proclamation of June 5, 2018, and my Third Supplementary Proclamation of August 3,

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2018, shall remain in full force and effect and are hereby included in the provisions of this Fourth Supplementary Proclamation.
I FURTHER DECLARE that the disaster emergency relief period shall continue until December 1, 2018, unless terminated by a separate proclamation, whichever shall first occur. Notwithstanding the termination of a disaster emergency relief period, any contracts, agreements, procurements, programs, or employment of personnel entered into, started, amended, or continued by reason of the provisions of the proclamations relating to this emergency shall continue in full force and effect.

Done at the State Capitol, this 2nd day of October, 2018.
DAVID Y. IGT,
Governor of Hawai’i

APPROVED:

RUSSELL A. SUZUKI
Attorney General State of Hawai’i