Hawaii's governor and Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa have signed emergency proclamations as Lester churns close to the state.
Gov. David Ige's proclamation authorizes the state to spend money quickly for disaster-related damages and losses.
The disaster emergency relief period runs from through Sept. 9.
"As always, our top priority is protecting the health, safety and overall welfare of our residents and visitors," Ige said, in a news release.
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