Extension Suspends Certain Laws As Needed For Emergency Purposes, State Says
PUNA – The June 27 lava flow may not be advancing at this time, but the State of Hawaii is not taking any chances when it comes to emergency preparedness.
On Monday, March 2, Governor David Ige signed a supplemental emergency proclamation, extending the emergency period for the lava flow that threatens the Puna district on Hawaii Island. The extension suspends certain laws as needed for emergency purposes, the state says.
The state stands ready to support Hawaii County in its response to the lava flow. This extension of the emergency proclamation aids current monitoring and response and recovery efforts. The lava isn’t going to just go away and we need to work together to ensure the community’s health and safety.”Governor David Ige media release on Mar. 3, 2015
The state says that a request to expand the Presidential Disaster Declaration to include “debris removal and permanent work to repair eligible government and private non-profit infrastructure damaged by the lava flow” was submitted in early February.
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LINK: Proclamation Text