HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The governor has requested a presidential disaster declaration as Olivia targets the islands.
The declaration asks the president to declare the state a major disaster area in the event torrential rains and wind from Olivia cause significant damage.
In the request, the governor asked for:
- Help to airlift supplies between islands;
- Generators at emergency shelters;
- And technical assistance, including with clean-up efforts.
In addition, the governor is asking for help to support search and rescue, potential medical evacuations, mass care and shelter efforts.
This story will be updated.