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 6, 2000
News Release
Honolulu, HI -- As part of the disaster recovery effort, an Individual and Family Grant (IFG) program has been activated to help people cover the costs of disaster-related needs not covered by insurance or other assistance programs, according to federal and state disaster recovery officials. This grant program provides a safety net for people who have exhausted all other means of assistance and still have disaster-related losses as a result of the Big Island flooding, Ed Teixeira of State Civil Defense (SCD) said.
December 4, 2000
News Release
More than 1,131 Big Island flood victims have registered for assistance through FEMA's toll-free Teleregistration number as of close of business, Thursday, November 30, 2000. The US Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved $2,210,000.00 in low interest disaster loans. To date, 535 FEMA temporary disaster housing checks totaling more than $1,182,500.00 have been issued to flood victims requiring rental assistance or minimal repairs to their homes.
November 27, 2000
News Release
Honolulu, HI -- Big Island residents unemployed as a result of the recent severe storms and flooding may be eligible to file for federal disaster unemployment assistance, state and federal disaster recovery officials said today. "This program extends coverage only to people who would otherwise be ineligible for unemployment compensation under the regular state program," Ed Teixeira, state coordinating officer, said.
November 27, 2000
News Release
Honolulu, HI -- In the aftermath of the recent severe storms and flooding on the Big Island, disaster officials are reminding all homeowners, renters and business owners throughout the state of Hawaii that they may purchase flood insurance coverage through the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
November 21, 2000
News Release
Honolulu, HI -- A Disaster Information Helpline has been established for those who were affected by the recent severe storms and flooding and need information about assistance programs or the status of their FEMA application for aid. The toll-free number is 1-800-525-0321. People with hearing or speech impairments may call the TTY Helpline at 1-800-462-7585. Both numbers are available from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week until further notice.
November 21, 2000
News Release
Honolulu, HI -- The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Hilo will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, November 23, 2000. The center is staffed with federal, state and voluntary agency workers who provide information and answer questions about a wide range of disaster assistance. After Thanksgiving, the DRC will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Saturday. The DRC will be closed on Sundays.

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