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Harry Kim <br />Mayor <br /> <br />Wil Okabe <br />Managing Director <br /> <br />Barbara J. Kossow <br />Deputy Managing Director <br /> <br />County of Hawaii <br />Office of the Mayor <br />25AupuntStreLt,Suit c2603 • Hdo.Hawai'i 96720 • (808)961-8211 • Fax(808)961-6553 <br />KONA 74-5U44 Ane Keohokalole Hwy, Bldg. C • Kailua-Kona, Hawaii 96740 <br />(808)323-4444 + Fax (808)323-4440 <br /> <br />EMERGENCY PROCLAMATION <br /> <br />WHEREAS, Chapter 127A Hawaiʻi Revised Statutes, provides for the establishment of County organizations for emergency management and disaster relief with the Mayor having direct responsibility and authority over emergency management within the County. <br /> <br />WHEREAS, Chapter 127A Hawaiʻi Revised Statutes and Chapter 7, Articles 1 and 2 of the Hawai‘i County Code, establishes a Civil Defense Agency within the County of Hawai‘i and prescribes its powers, duties, and responsibilities, and Section 13-23 of the Hawai‘i County Charter empowers the Mayor of the County to declare emergencies; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the National Weather Service at 5:00 p.m. HST on September 8, 2018, issued Hurricane Olivia Advisory Number 34 advising that Hurricane Olivia had entered Hawaiian waters and was located at 21.8 North Latitude/140.8 West Longitude or 935 miles East of Hilo, Hawai‘i as a Category 1 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 80 mph; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the National Weather Service at 5:00 a.m. HST on September 10, 2018, issued Hurricane Olivia Advisory Number 40 issuing a Tropical Storm Warning for the County of Hawai‘i. Hurricane Olivia was located at 21.7 North Latitude/ 148.0 West Longitude or 480 miles East North East of Hilo, Hawai‘i with maximum sustained winds of 85 mph; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, a Tropical Storm Warning means that there is a high probability that tropical storm conditions may occur within the next 36 hours; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, conditions associated with hurricanes and tropical storms include but are not limited to storm surge, high surf, high winds, flash flooding and heavy rain may occur; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, due to the possibility of imminent disaster due to property damage and/or bodily injury to residents of Hawaiʻi Island, and the need for government agencies and representatives from the private sector to mobilize and provide immediate services to our island residents, a state of emergency is authorized pursuant to Chapter 127A Hawaiʻi Revised Statutes, and Chapter 7, Hawaiʻi County Code.