County Receives $17.9 Million for Kau Emergency Shelter and Gymnasium

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The County of Hawaii has received $17.9 million of State funding for the Ka‘ū Emergency Shelter and Gymnasium. “We are very pleased the Governor has released these funds, as the health and safety of all residents is our number one priority,” said Councilmember Brittany Smart.

The district of Ka‘ū is over 900 square miles in area with a population over 6,500, but is lacking adequate shelter space in times of natural disasters. This project will help ensure residents are protected during emergencies. In addition, this facility will promote community resilience and aid in the post-disaster recovery process.

Councilmember Brittany Smart would like to extend special thanks to Governor Neil Abercrombie, State Representative Bob Herkes, and former Councilmember Guy Enriques for their collaborative hard work to procure the funding for this much needed project. Additional mahalos to State Senator Gil Kahele, the Hawaii State Legislature, Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi and his staff, and the Hawaii County Council for their much needed and valued support.

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