Maui mayor signs emergency proclamation in anticipation of Ignacio

Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa has signed an emergency proclamation in anticipation of the arrival of Hurricane Ignacio.

The proclamation is effective as of 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015.

The National Weather Service (NWS) has advised that although Ignacio’s track is still uncertain, the system has the potential to cause widespread damage throughout Maui County.

The proclamation recognizes the need for government agencies and representatives from the private sector to mobilize and provide immediate services to Maui residents, and to mitigate hazardous situations in advance of the weather effects from Ignacio.

IGNACIO 11AM 8.28Mayor Arakawa urged Maui residents to prepare their homes and stock up on supplies.

On Friday, Governor David Ige signed a statewide emergency proclamation (PDF) in preparation for Ignacio.

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