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

November 17, 2000
News Release
Honolulu, HI -- 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 November 10-16. State Civil Defense (SCD) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will update this information weekly from the Joint Information Center at Ft. Shafter.
November 16, 2000
News Release
Honolulu, HI -- State and federal disaster recovery officials are advising Big Island residents who have disaster-related damage to be extremely careful when hiring contractors to clean-up and repair their homes and businesses. "Scam artists are often ready to seize the opportunity to capitalize on the misfortune of others," Ed Teixeira state coordinating officer warns. The Hawaii Attorney General's Office and the Better Business Bureau offer the following "Consumer Beware" suggestions:
November 15, 2000
News Release
Honolulu, HI -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and State Civil Defense (SCD) will open a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Pahala at the Pahala Community Center 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 17, 2000. The center will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Friday and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. next Friday, Nov. 24, 2000. Residents and businesses affected by the storms will be able to meet face-to-face with representatives of FEMA, SBA and other appropriate state and federal agencies at the DRC.
November 15, 2000
News Release
Honolulu, HI -- Damage inspectors are now on the Big Island visiting people who have registered for assistance, William L. Carwile III, federal coordinating officer for the recovery effort, said in a joint statement with State Coordinating Officer Ed Teixeira.
November 10, 2000
News Release
Honolulu, HI -- The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Hawaii State Civil Defense will open a Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) in Hilo at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 13, 2000. The center will be open from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (HST) daily, starting Tuesday, Nov. 14.
November 9, 2000
News Release
Washington, DC -- The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today designated the island of Hawaii eligible for federal aid to help people and communities recover from last week's flooding rains. FEMA Director James Lee Witt took the action immediately after President Clinton declared the state of Hawaii a major disaster area because of damage to private and public property from severe storms and flooding that occurred from October 28 through November 2.

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