(ABOVE PHOTO) FILE: Governor Neil Abercrombie speaks during the 2014 Senior Journalists Seminar in August 2014, courtesy the Office of the Governor.
- Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie has signed an emergency proclamation in anticipation of the arrival of Tropical Storm Ana, covering the main Hawaiian Islands. The disaster emergency relief period for the proclamation begins today and continues through Oct. 24, 2014.
Emergency proclamations are becoming common for the governor these last few months. In August, Hawaii dealt with the impacts of Hurricane / Tropical Storm Iselle, followed by the continuing threat of a lava flow. The latest proclamation “allows the state to draw upon funds for protective measures,” according to a media release. “It also allows easier access to emergency resources at the state and federal levels, along with the suspension of certain laws as needed for emergency purposes.”
“Now is the time for all of us to prepare for Ana,” said Gov. Abercrombie. “The best way the state can prepare is through this proclamation, which allows us to respond quickly to any potential impacts.”
The disaster emergency relief period for the proclamation begins today and continues through Oct. 24, 2014.
LINK: The Governor’s Proclamation, via the Hawaii State website