Hawaii Severe Storms And Flooding (DR-1348)

Incident period: October 28, 2000 to November 2, 2000
Major Disaster Declaration declared on November 9, 2000

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

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 -- Big Island residents who sustained losses or damage as a result of the recent severe storms and flooding have only six more days to visit the SCD/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Hilo, federal and state disaster recovery officials announced today. "The DRC will be close as of 6 p.m. Friday, December 15," Ed Teixeira, state coordinating officer, said. "Even after the center closes, though, FEMA will be as close as a telephone call away," he said.
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.
December 8, 2000
News Release
More than 1345 Big Island flood victims have registered for assistance through FEMA's toll-free Teleregistration number as of close of business, Thursday, December 7, 2000. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved $3,239,400.00 in low interest disaster loans. To date, 649 FEMA temporary disaster housing checks totaling more than $1,451,200.00 have been issued to flood victims requiring rental assistance or minimal repairs to their homes.

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