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Aloha Spirit Carries Hawaii Through Recent Emergency

Press Release

Location: Honolulu, HI

Following the National Weather Service's cancelation of tropical storm warnings for all four counties, Gov. Neil Abercrombie recognized the outstanding work exhibited by Hawaii's emergency management personnel across the state, its partners, and the people and visitors of Hawaii.

The Governor stated:

"At the beginning of this emergency, I said that the spirit of aloha is something we need to carry through the night, and the people of Hawaii answered that call.

"Now that we have received the "all clear' from each of the counties, I'd like to offer a warm mahalo for everyone's cooperation. At all levels of government, together with the news media and the public, we demonstrated Hawaii is prepared.

"I commend the efforts of our newly named Hawaii Emergency Management Agency, formerly State Civil Defense; the mayors and the counties; our federal partners including the National Weather Service and FEMA; and the hospitality industry.

"Although some areas across our state have been impacted by the severe weather, our unified collaboration has served to protect the lives and well-being of our neighbors and guests.

"Initial flyover assessments are being conducted by the Hawaii National Guard, and we are ready to respond to county damage assessments in the days to come.

"We must also remain vigilant with Hurricane Julio entering our area and with more than three months left in this hurricane season."

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