Mayor signs third supplementary emergency proclamation, extends emergency rule and order

Mayor Bernard P. Carvalho Jr. has signed a third supplementary emergency proclamation on Wednesday, July 11, for the County of Kaua‘i in order to continue relief efforts for damages sustained during the April flood.

“This third supplementary emergency proclamation is necessary for our officials to efficiently manage the recovery work needed for the health, safety and welfare of our community,” stated Mayor Carvalho.

The mayor’s third supplementary emergency proclamation further declares the provisions of all previous emergency proclamations. The disaster emergency relief period shall now continue until terminated 60 days after July 11, or by a separate proclamation – whichever comes first.

This proclamation also extends an emergency rule and order prohibiting the operation of Transient Vacation Rentals (TVR) in the Lumaha‘i, Wainiha, and Hā‘ena area, and limiting the accessibility to said area.

“It is my intention to continue this emergency rule until the roadwork repairs on Kūhiō Highway, from Waikoko to Wainiha, are completed and the highway is deemed safe for normal travel,” stated Mayor Carvalho. “I would like to thank everyone for your continued patience and aloha as we work diligently with all partnering agencies in these repairs, while at the same time, always keeping safety as our top priority.”

Access in the areas listed above remains limited to the following persons, agencies, and organizations:
1. Residents (no visitors);

2. County/state/federal governmental employees and verified governmental contractors;

3. Employees and volunteers for the following types of non-governmental organizations:

a. Utility providers;

b. Recognized humanitarian/disaster response and recovery entities;

c. Insurance industry – Serving verified residents/property owners;

d. Residential or infrastructure construction/repair contractors – Serving verified residents/property owners;

e. Area businesses and non-profits engaged by County/State/Federal government in response/recovery operations; and

f. Other NGO entities, as approved or requested by the County of Kaua’i, State of Hawai‘i or the federal government.

4. Vehicles with a GVWR of 8 tons (16,000 lbs.) and under, with Hawai‘i Department of Transportation-authorized exceptions for appropriate emergency response vehicles.

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.
A copy of this rule, along with the third supplementary emergency proclamation and previous emergency proclamations are available by visiting the County of Kaua‘i’s online “Flood Recovery” page at,