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Governor Lingle Signs Emergency Proclamation

HONOLULU (KHNL) - A day before Hurricane Flossie is expected to make its closest approach to the Big Island, Governor Linda Lingle signs an emergency disaster proclamation.

The proclamation authorizes the Hawaii National Guard to assist and aid civilian in disaster relief.

Governor Lingle says signing the emergency disaster proclamation now will improve the State's ability to respond quickly to any potential damage caused by the storm.

The disaster emergency relief period for the proclamation begins August 13 and continues until the Governor determines an appropriate time for termination.

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