(BIVN) – On Friday, Hawaiʻi Governor David Ige signed a fifth supplementary emergency proclamation relating to the volcanic activity on the Big Island.
The state says the fifth supplementary proclamation “extends the authority to spend state funds as appropriated for quick and efficient action to protect the health, safety and welfare of Hawai‘i County residents.” The proclamation also provides “additional time for Puna Geothermal Venture to re-establish, or begin to re-establish, the regulatory framework under which it is required to operate.”
The governor signed the initial emergency proclamation on May 3, when Kīlauea began erupting lava on the lower East Rift Zone. He signed the first supplementary proclamation on June 5, the third on Aug. 3, and the fourth on Oct. 2.
The current disaster emergency relief period continues until Dec. 29, 2018.