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Abercrombie signs emergency proclamation ahead of Flossie's arrival

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 12:57 a.m. HST, Jul 29, 2013

Gov. Neil Abercrombie signed an emergency proclamation Sunday in preparation for Tropical Storm Flossie, which is expected to spread rain, wind, flooding and high surf throughout the state over the next two days.

"All parts of our emergency response system for the entire state are working together," Abercrombie said in a news release. "The purpose of signing this proclamation is to ensure that state agencies have full powers necessary to best protect and serve the people of Hawaii."

The proclamation provides certain authorities that will allow the state to more effectively prepare for  Flossie, the statement said.

Local, state and federal governmental agencies and nonprofits are coordinating and working together to minimize the impact of the storm, the governor said.

The  proclamation covers such items as access to the major disaster fund to cover staff overtime and other expenses, allowing emergency procurement of needed supplies and resources, as well as activation of the National Guard, if needed, according to the governor's office.

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allie wrote:
scary..the winds are not slowing down as we had thought
on July 28,2013 | 06:06PM
Surfer_Dude wrote:
on July 28,2013 | 06:18PM
1local wrote:
what happened to the paleface who cried wolf too many times.
on July 29,2013 | 09:03AM
808warriorfan wrote:
You took the words right out of my mouth.....
on July 28,2013 | 08:38PM
SueH wrote:
Right now the only wind is coming from the Governor's Office......Funny how he can move at lightning speed to address something that hasn't even arrived yet, but he can't do much about the terrible road conditions, homeless, budget shortfalls, and other ills that affect us.....but a little rain in the forecast and OMG, watch out!!!
on July 29,2013 | 11:55AM
kennysmith wrote:
you all need to take cover as fast as you can now. don't play around ok.
on July 28,2013 | 06:23PM
ResponsibleCitizen wrote:
Yep better do an emergency proclamation!!! Since you raided the hurricane fund you dipS#et!!!!
on July 29,2013 | 02:37AM
jimmyhouse67 wrote:
One has nothing to do with the other.
on July 29,2013 | 09:11AM
kanaka wrote:
The Guv'nrs on it!
on July 29,2013 | 05:46AM
livinginhawaii wrote:
Thank you Neil for your press release. I do not know how we would have gotten by in the past without your words of wisdom and this press release. Funny how we all survived Ewa with the voice of just one man, Doug Carlson. Not sure why we now need a hundred government agencies to chime in from every direction....
on July 29,2013 | 07:33AM
jimmyhouse67 wrote:
What was Ewa? Did you mean Iwa?
on July 29,2013 | 09:11AM
loquaciousone wrote:
Iwa hit Ewa pretty good.
on July 29,2013 | 09:28AM
jimmyhouse67 wrote:
That was true. I was in Nuuanu and luckily the only inconvenience we had was a loss of power for about 4 hours from Iwa. I remember one of my best friends from Waianae and my cousins from Halawa coming over to use the showers since they were without power anywhere from a couple of days to a few weeks. Waianae got torn up.
on July 29,2013 | 12:13PM
false wrote:
Sorry I meant to say Iwa.. Not sure why my name is coming up as "false" - I'm not that guy.
on July 29,2013 | 10:25AM
kanaka wrote:
I was here for Iwa and Iniki, whats with Flossie? not using Hawaiian names anymore?
on July 29,2013 | 11:02AM
goodvibrations wrote:
Nothing from the governor to release his non-essential employees home before the traffic jams start?
on July 29,2013 | 01:16PM
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