Kauai News

State, County Leaders Announce Extended Relief for Floods in March, April 2018

Posted August 19, 2020, 10:10 AM HST

Gov. David Ige today issued a second supplementary emergency proclamation that extends disaster period on Kaua‘i for flooding that occurred in March.

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 Garden Island sustained extensive damage after heavy rains and flooding hit on March 27-28. As a result, Ige issued the initial emergency proclamation on April 21 and a supplementary emergency proclamation on June 20.

This supplementary emergency proclamation is effective through October 18, 2020.

Additionally, Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami has signed a 16th supplementary emergency proclamation for the county extending the emergency relief period for damages sustained during the April 2018 flood.

The supplementary proclamation further declares the provisions of all previous emergency proclamations. The disaster emergency relief period shall now continue until terminated 60 days after Aug. 19, 2020, or by a separate proclamation – whichever comes first.

The purpose of the emergency proclamation is to provide continued relief for disaster damages, losses, and suffering, and to protect the health, safety, and welfare of Kaua‘i residents and visitors.