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Gov. Ige forms Dual-Status Command to streamline military response to Kilauea eruption

Gov. David Y. Ige has announced the formation of a Dual-Status Command, Joint Task Force 50 (JTF) in response to the Kilauea lava flow on Hawai‘i Island. Gov. Ige’s formal request to appoint Brig. Gen. Kenneth Hara was submitted on Tuesday, May 15 and approved by Secretary of Defense James N. Mattis earlier today.

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Gov. Ige’s request for Presidential Disaster Declaration for Kilauea eruption is approved

The disaster declaration means that federal assistance will be available for public facilities such as roads, public parks, schools and waterpipes damaged or destroyed by the Kilauea volcanic eruption and earthquakes. It also covers costs for emergency protection measures including personnel for security and roadblocks, geologists and the military.

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Hawaii Volcanoes National Park Post Office closes due to Kilauea Volcano hazards

USPS announced today that the Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park Post Office will be closed on Friday May 11 due to the possibility of an explosive steam event and ash fall at the summit of Kīlauea Volcano. Customers of this office can pick up their mail at the Volcano Post Office at 19-4030 Old Volcano Highway. […]

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Presidential Disaster request placed by Gov. Ige for Kilauea eruptions

Gov. David Ige signed a Presidential Disaster Declaration request, asking the President of the United States to declare the State of Hawai‘i a major disaster as a result of the ongoing seismic activity and volcanic eruption on Hawai‘i Island.

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Emergency water restrictions for residents affected by lava flow

Monday afternoon (May 7), DWS completed the installation of a temporary bypass waterline to restore service to the affected area. However, refilling of waterlines and tanks will take some time. Therefore, the Emergency Water Restriction is still in effect for Kapoho Beach Lots, Lanipuna Gardens, Pohoiki Bay Estates, Green Lake Farm Lots, Vacationland and all […]

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Kona Courthouse Rendering

New Kona Courthouse scheduled to be completed in late Summer 2019

The Hawaii State Judiciary’s appropriations bill, which includes $5.8 million to purchase equipment and furniture for the new Kona courthouse, passed final reading in the Senate and House of Representatives. The bill has been sent to Gov. David Ige for his review and consideration.

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Department of Transportation meeting in Pahoa is canceled due to Kilauea Eruption, other meetings available

The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) notifies Hawaii Island residents that the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) meeting that was scheduled for Tuesday, May 15, 2018, at the Pahoa Neighborhood Facility has been canceled due to the volcanic activity happening in Pahoa.

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The old Hilo Federal Building, which is home to the Downtown Hilo Post Office, has caution tape in an area where pieces of the building broke off and fell during the series of earthquakes on Friday, May 4, 2018. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Downtown Hilo Post Office customers to pick-up mail at airport Post Office

U.S. Postal Service announced today mail pick up details for customers impacted by the temporary closure of the Hilo Downtown Post Office. Until further notice, Hilo Downtown’s PO Box customers are asked to pick up their mail from the will call window at the Hilo Main Post Office at 1299 Kekuanaoa Street.

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Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park closing due to strong and damaging earthquakes

Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park is evacuating all visitors and non-emergency staff today due to a series of strong and damaging earthquakes that continue to rock Kīlauea Volcano. The park – including the Kahuku Unit – will remain closed until it is deemed safe to reopen.

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Governor Ige supports evacuated residents, first responders, Pāhoa businesses on Hawai‘i Island

Gov. David Ige traveled to Hawai‘i Island on Friday for briefings with Mayor Harry Kim and the Hawai‘i County Civil Defense, and to check on evacuated residents from the Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens subdivisions.

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Hawaii County releases Kalapana vendor information sheet

Visitors are coming in increasing numbers to view the active lava viewing in the Kalapana area. Tours, bike rentals, and other related business is booming! BUTis your business legal? Hawaii County Code (“HCC”) Section 22-2.5 prohibits the commercial use of any portion of County roadways for the purpose of displaying, vending, hawking, selling, renting or […]

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Community meetings for Hawaii Dept of Transportation improvement program in May

The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) will be holding its first round of statewide public informational meetings to discuss and solicit comments on the Draft Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) for the Fiscal Year 2019-2022 (+2).

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County offers Kalapana roadside vendors info on how to legally do business

The County of Hawai’i is providing vendors currently illegally operating on roadways in the Kalapana area with information aimed at helping them with next steps to ensure their businesses are legally conducted in suitable locations.

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IRS extends deadline to file and pay taxes to Wednesday (April 18)

The Internal Revenue Service announced today that it is providing taxpayers an additional day to file and pay their taxes following system issues that surfaced early on the April 17 tax deadline. Individuals and businesses with a filing or payment due date of April 17 will now have until midnight on Wednesday, April 18. Taxpayers […]

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