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Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Ige Volcano Proclamation: 'Make State Lands Available for Housing'
By News Release @ 10:21 PM :: 6180 Views :: Hawaii County , Land Use, Law Enforcement

GOV. IGE SUPPLIES COUNTY WITH MORE HOUSING AND LAW-ENFORCEMENT TOOLS IN SECOND SUPPLEMENTAL EMERGENCY PROCLAMATION FOR KĪLAUEA ERUPTION

News Release from Office of the Governor, June 5, 2018

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige signed today a second supplemental emergency proclamation adding housing and law-enforcement provisions to ensure the health and safety of the people who have been most affected by the ongoing Kīlauea eruption.

“The lava flow has expanded and overrun more communities as it’s advanced, and earthquakes continue to rock the area. Hundreds of structures have been destroyed, including residential homes. I’m working closely with Mayor Kim and FEMA to develop a housing plan, and this supplemental proclamation gives the county more options for suitable shelters and rapid rehousing efforts,” said Gov. Ige.

The second supplemental proclamation permits the governor and/or mayor to take the following actions with respect to housing:
• Establish guidelines for providing accommodations and shelter
• Identify county, state and private locations and facilities suitable for use as shelters
• Provide for relocation and rehabilitation for disaster victims
Make state lands available for housing

“As the size of the affected area has grown, so have the challenges of keeping the residents and their property safe. We’ve had people who refuse to comply with officials who are trying to control access into extremely hazardous areas, putting themselves and our first responders at risk. The combined federal, state and county efforts are focused on the health and safety of our community. The emergency rules we are adopting will increase criminal penalties for those who do not obey emergency officials,” said Gov. Ige.

The second supplemental proclamation sets criminal penalties for those violating emergency rules, including:
• Interfering with emergency personnel
• Failing to comply with reasonable directions of emergency personnel
• Failing to evacuate
• Violating curfew
The emergency rules also prohibit the operation of drones in the incident area.

The second supplemental emergency proclamation is attached.

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PDF: 18-06-05 Second Supplemental Emergency Proclamation for County of Hawaii -- Best Line: “I, David Y Ige … hereby authorize and invoke … Section 171-85, et. seq., Hawaii Revised Statutes, disposition to victims of natural disaster….”

NOTE: Under HRS 171-85 et seq the next step is for the BLNR to designate which State lands can be subdivided to provide fee simple volcano relief.  The next BLNR meeting is set for June 8, 2018.  Item #D-10 on the June 8 BLNR Agenda is "Delegation of Authority to Approve Rights-of-Entry to Utilize State Lands Statewide to Assist in Emergency Relief Efforts Upon the Issuance of a Governor’s Emergency Proclamation."

PDF: BLNR D-10 Submittals (15 pgs) 

Ige, Kim: Fast-Track Temporary Housing

HTH June 6, 2018: …Ige is coming to Hilo Thursday to meet with Kim, Snyder said, and the main focus will be on fast-tracking temporary housing.  According to Snyder, Kim said, “Things that took weeks and months to get done in the past has now taken days.”….

read … Vacationland completely wiped out by lava

KHON: Governor signs second emergency proclamation to help residents affected by lava get back into homes

Related: HRS 171-93: Law Allows Swap of Lava-Covered Lots for State Property in Zone 3

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