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President Obama signs disaster declaration for Puna lava flow

In response to Gov. Neil Abercrombie’s Oct. 24 request for federal aid to supplement local emergency protective measures in response to the June 27th lava flow, President Barack Obama today signed a Disaster Declaration for Public Assistance. Today’s Presidential Disaster Declaration allows for emergency protective measures under the Public Assistance Program and Hazard Mitigation Grant […]

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Residents in Hawaiian Paradise Park in Puna work to cover damaged portions of a roof torn away by Tropical Storm Iselle. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

FEMA Disaster Declaration issued for TS Iselle damage

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the state of Hawaii to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by Tropical Storm Iselle during the period of August 7-9, 2014.

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Emergency federal assistance available due to drought

MEDIA RELEASE U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz has announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture declared Hawaii and Maui Counties disaster areas due to the ongoing drought. Kalawao County was named a contiguous disaster county also eligible for federal assistance. This declaration makes farm operators facing extreme drought conditions eligible for low interest emergency loan assistance from […]

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