Governor Neil Abercrombie today signed a request seeking federal assistance through a Presidential Disaster Declaration to supplement local emergency efforts in response to the Kīlauea lava flow on the Big Island of Hawaiʻi.
The fire was reported at 4:09 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, and burned 300 square feet of homeless camp items including tents, clothing, portable cooking supplies, and shopping carts, said Maui Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga.
The Hawaiʻi State Department of Health has confirmed three cases of measles in the state, one on Maui and two on Kauaʻi. Hawaiʻi now has a total of five confirmed cases reported in the state this year, according to state health officials.
Earlier this week, Walt Disney Animation Studios announced it’s moving the release of its next full-length animated movie, Moana, from 2018 to 2016. The feature focuses on the adventures of a 14-year-old Polynesian girl named Moana.