Hawaii Governor Declares Emergency For Entire State

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Hawaii Governor David Ige on Monday signed an emergency declaration for the entire State of Hawaii as heavy rains from a “Kona Low” weather system are anticipated to continue to cause flooding and damage to public and private property.

The state has been under a rare blizzard warning and snow has fallen in parts of the islands. A “Kona Low” weather system is affecting the islands and could bring significant amounts of rain, along with flash floods, damaging winds and landslides to parts of the State.

The emergency declaration allows the state to use finds to support state and county efforts in providing quick and efficient relief of suffering, damage, and losses caused by flooding and other effects of heavy rains. The emergency relief period continues through Friday, Dec. 10.

Read the proclamation here.

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