Hawaii Earthquake (DR-1664)
Incident period: October 15, 2006 to January 15, 2007
Major Disaster Declaration declared on October 17, 2006
Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases
December 15, 2006
HONOLULU, Hawaii -- Only one week remains to register for assistance for the Kiholo Earthquake. Recovery officials urge homeowners, renters and business owners of The Big Island who sustained losses to register for assistance now, if they have not already done so. The deadline for registering for aid under President Bush's disaster declaration is 6 p.m. local time Friday, December 22, 2006, according to the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and State Civil Defense.
December 15, 2006
A FEMA Generator Mitigation Project Allowed Perishables to Pass Through Honolulu Harbor Uninterrupted During the Kiholo Quake
HONOLULU, Hawaii -- Large generators automatically kicked in at Honolulu Harbor when the power failed after the big October 15 earthquakes, providing most islanders with an uninterrupted flow of goods and avoiding what could have been substantial losses of time and money to shippers.
December 6, 2006
HONOLULU, Hawaii -- In the seven weeks since President Bush declared areas of Hawaii eligible for federal disaster assistance for the Kiholo Earthquake, more than $20 million in grants and low-interest loans has been approved for 2,447 families and individuals, said officials of the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and Hawaii State Civil Defense. Through December 4:
December 5, 2006
HONOLULU, Hawaii -- State, county and local government agencies and eligible public nonprofit organizations now have until December 7 to submit worksheet applications for reimbursement of the costs to repair damage from the Kiholo Earthquake, officials of the Federal Emergency Management (FEMA) said. The counties of Oahu, Maui and Hawaii are eligible for funding under the disaster declaration signed by President Bush. Agencies seeking assistance are asked to call Suzanne Toguchi at State Civil Defense, at 733-4300, extension 573.
December 4, 2006
HONOLULU, Hawaii — Residents of The Big Island who have registered for earthquake assistance and have sustained additional damage from aftershocks are encouraged to contact the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). They may be eligible for additional funds to repair the damage, federal and state officials said.
November 30, 2006
HONOLULU, Hawaii -- Big Island residents unemployed as a result of the October 15 Kiholo Earthquake 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," said Ed Teixeira, state coordinating officer. The special assistance program was triggered by President Bush’s declaration of Hawaii County as a disaster area. Those eligible include people who are: