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Kaua'i: Mayor signs emergency proclamation in anticipation of Hurricane Douglas

Mayor signs emergency proclamation in anticipation of Hurricane Douglas;

Kaua‘i Emergency Management Agency prepares ahead of storm

Mayor Derek S.K. Kawakami has signed an emergency proclamation on July 24, 2020, for the County of Kaua‘i, in preparation for possible impacts from Hurricane Douglas.

The proclamation authorizes preemptive and protective action and relief for disaster-related damages, losses, and suffering in order to provide for the health, safety, and welfare of the people of Kaua‘i. The Mayor’s proclamation follows Gov. David Ige’s announcement on Thursday of a pre-landfall emergency proclamation issued for the state of Hawai‘i.

Officials are encouraging all residents and visitors to begin precautionary measures and to stay closely informed as the storm approaches the state.

“We are closely monitoring Hurricane Douglas, and although we are not yet in a Watch or Warning, we are reminding everyone to remain vigilant and to start preparing now,” said Mayor Kawakami.

According to the National Weather Service (NWS), Kaua‘i County could feel effects of the storm starting as early as Sunday afternoon, but forecast uncertainty remains high at this time.

To view a copy of the Mayor’s emergency proclamation, visit www.kauai.gov/kema.

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