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Gov. Ige signs emergency proclamation for Hawaii County

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Following the eruption of Kilauea Volcano Thursday afternoon, Gov. David Ige has signed an emergency proclamation.

"The danger is of such magnitude that it warrants preemptive and protective action in order to provide for the safety, health and welfare of the residents of Leilani Estates and surrounding areas," The governor's office said in a news release.

"I am in contact with Mayor Harry Kim and Hawaii County, and the state is actively supporting the county’s emergency response efforts. I have also activated the Hawaii National Guard to support county emergency response teams with evacuations and security," Gov. Ige added.

The proclamation is in addition to an emergency proclamation signed by Hawaii County officials early Thursday afternoon.

Read the full proclamation below:

This story may be updated.

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