Kauai News

Ige Extends Emergency Relief Period for March Flooding

Posted October 19, 2020, 1:21 PM HST

Gov. David Ige signed a fourth emergency proclamation to extend the emergency relief period for flooding that occurred in March.

Between March 27-28, flooding caused by heavy rains caused extensive damage to public property. The county continues repair work, restoration, reconstruction, improvement and performance of other work on various properties – including roadways, bridges, and infrastructure — to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the people of Kaua‘i.

The emergency declaration aims to provide relief for disaster damage, losses and suffering. 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 resulting from the floods.

This fourth proclamation supersedes all prior proclamations related to the flooding. The disaster emergency relief period continues through Dec. 17, 2020.