LIHUE — Mayor Derek S. K. Kawakami signed a sixth supplementary emergency proclamation on Thursday for the County of Kauai, extending the emergency relief period for damages sustained during the April flooding.
The 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 said area.
“This sixth supplementary emergency proclamation comes as a reminder that our North Shore community is still struggling to recover from the devastating flood nearly eight months later,” Kawakami said. “We will continue to work with our state partners as they work towards opening Kuhio Highway to normal traffic; but until then, we must stay positive and extend our hearts and support to our friends on the North Shore.”
The proclamation further declares the provisions of all previous emergency proclamations. The disaster emergency relief period shall now continue until terminated 60 days after Jan. 3, or by a separate proclamation — whichever comes first.
Access to the areas remains restricted.
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.
The North Shore was hit hard by record rainfall in mid-April that led to flooding that destroyed homes, roads and vehicles.