Kauai News

Ige Extends Relief Period for 2018 Floods

Posted July 22, 2020, 7:06 AM HST

Gov. David Ige issued the 15th supplementary emergency proclamation, which extends the emergency relief period for the 2018 Kaua‘i floods.

On April 24, 2018, 49.69 inches of rained drenched Wainiha and Hanalei. According to a report from the Garden Island, dozens of home collapsed, taro fields were wiped out, businesses were inundated with water and the Black Pot Beach Park practically disappeared under the raging Hanalei River.

The new proclamation serves to extend authority to spend state funds as appropriated to protect the health, safety and welfare of Kaua‘i residents and visitors. The proclamation supports the state’s efforts to provide quick and efficient relief of suffering, damage and losses caused by the flooding.

The 15th supplementary emergency proclamation continues through Sept. 19, 2020 unless it is terminated by a separate proclamation.