Ige Issues Second Emergency Proclamation For Kauaʻi Landslide
The state will continue to help those residents affected by the landslide in Waimea earlier this year.
According to a news release from Gov. David Ige’s office, the governor issued a second emergency proclamation related to the Jan. 4 landslide that blocked Menehune Road and isolated at least 24 families who live in the area. The landslide cut off critical communications infrastructure and damaged the historic Swinging Bridge.
The emergency proclamation gives the governor the authority to continue to spend state funds as appropriated to protect the health, safety and welfare of residents and visitors on Kauaʻi. The declaration also supports state and county efforts to provide quick and efficient relief of suffering, damage and losses caused by the landslide.
The disaster emergency relief period will continue through May 6 unless terminated or superseded by a separate proclamation.