LIHUE — Mayor Bernard P. Carvalho Jr. Friday signed a fourth supplementary emergency proclamation for the County of Kauai in order to continue relief efforts for damages sustained during the April flood.
“Our affected communities have been through a great ordeal, and they remain on this road to recovery five months after disaster struck our island,” Carvalho said. “This fourth supplementary emergency proclamation is necessary in order for our officials to continue disaster-recovery work as expeditiously as possible. It is my intention to continue to extend this emergency proclamation until all county repairs are completed.”
This proclamation also extends an emergency rule and order prohibiting the operation of transient vacation rentals in the Lumahai, Wainiha and Haena areas, and limiting the accessibility to those areas.
“It is still my intention to continue this emergency rule until the roadwork repairs on Kuhio Highway, from Waikoko to Wainiha, are completed, and the highway is deemed safe for normal travel,” Carvalho said.
The public is warned that any person violating this emergency rule and order shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. Upon conviction, the person(s) shall be fined not more than $5,000, or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.