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January 26, 2001
News Release
San Francisco, CA -- The Disaster Information Helpline operated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will change its hours of operation. The new hours are from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. HST, Monday through Saturday, beginning Monday, January 29. The toll-free number is 1-800-525-0321. For hearing and/or speech impaired, the TTY number is 1-800-462-7275.
January 18, 2001
News Release
San Francisco, CA -- Federal, state, local and voluntary agencies are working in partnership to help Big Island residents in the wake of the November storms and flooding. The following is the final summary of recovery efforts. January 8, 2001, was the last day to register for disaster assistance.
January 5, 2001
News Release
San Francisco, CA January 5, 2001 -- Federal, state, local and voluntary agencies are working in partnership to help Big Island residents in the wake of the November storms and flooding. The following is a summary of ongoing disaster recovery efforts for the period of January 1-5.
January 3, 2001
News Release
San Francisco, CA -- Less than a week remains to register for disaster assistance, according to state and federal officials working on the Big Island flood recovery. A reminder on the January 8 deadline was issued today by State Civil Defense and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). "If they have not already called to register, we encourage individuals and businesses impacted by the disaster to do so, while there's still time," said state coordinating officer Ed Teixeira.
January 2, 2001
News Release
San Francisco, CA -- Free crisis counseling is available for Big Island residents who have suffered losses or had their lives disrupted by November's storm and flooding, disaster officials announced today. The Department of Health, State of Hawaii, has received a grant of over $63,000 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The money will be used to provide 60 days of counseling and other mental health services, to help people in the County of Hawaii cope with emotional stresses created by the disaster.
December 29, 2000
News Release
San Francisco, CA -- Federal, state, local and voluntary agencies are working in partnership to help Big Island residents in the wake of the November storms and flooding. The following is a summary of ongoing response and recovery efforts for the week of December 25-29. State Civil Defense (SCD) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will update this information weekly.
December 22, 2000
News Release
San Francisco, CA -- Federal, state, local and voluntary agencies are working in partnership to help Big Island residents following the recent storms and flooding. The following is a summary of ongoing response and recovery efforts for the week of December 18-22. State Civil Defense (SCD) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will update this information weekly.
December 21, 2000
News Release
San Francisco, CA -- Big Island residents and businesses affected by November's severe storms and flooding have only until January 8, 2001, to register for disaster assistance. Announcement of the deadline was made today by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the State Civil Defense. "The holiday season is the busiest time of the year, but before we know it that January 8th deadline will be here," said federal coordinating officer William L. Carwile III. "So we urge people who suffered damages or losses to not delay about registering."
December 15, 2000
News Release
San Francisco, CA -- Nearly 1,600 Big Island flood victims have registered for assistance through FEMA's toll-free Teleregistration number as of close of business, Thursday, December 14, 2000. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved over $3.8 million in low-interest disaster loans. To date, nearly 800 FEMA temporary disaster housing checks totaling almost $1.7 million have been issued to flood victims requiring rental assistance or minimal repairs to their homes.
December 8, 2000
News Release
Honolulu, HI -- More than 1320 people affected by the October 28 - November 2 severe storms and flooding on the Big Island have registered for assistance by calling FEMA's toll-free Teleregistration number during the first 27days of operation, according to William L. Carwile III, of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and Ed Teixeira, State Coordinating Officer.

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