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Ige extends disaster relief period for December storm

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The state is still repairing damages and recovering from losses caused by the “Kona Low” storm in December.

Gov. David Ige on Tuesday extended the state’s disaster relief period until April with a third proclamation. The first proclamation establishing the disaster period was issued on Dec. 6.

The proclamation gives the governor the authority to spend state funds for the health, safety and welfare of residents and visitors.

December’s storm brought several days of high winds and heavy rains for most of the state. Some areas experienced wind gusts of up to 70 miles per hour and up to 11 inches of rain.

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