Governor David Ige has signed a fifth supplementary emergency proclamation relating to the volcanic activity and lava flows in the Puna District of Hawai‘i County.
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. This 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.
Governor Ige signed the initial emergency proclamation on May 3, when the latest Kīlauea eruption began. He signed the first supplementary proclamation on June 5, the third on August 3, and the fourth on October 2.
The current disaster emergency relief period continues until December 29, 2018.
Photo: A lava flow moves on Makamae Street in Leilani Estates at 9:32 a.m. HST on May 6. USGS photo.