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Hawaii Earthquake (DR-1664)

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Incident period: October 15, 2006 to January 15, 2007
Major Disaster Declaration declared on October 17, 2006


December 15, 2006 - News Release

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 - News Release

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 - News Release

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:

Financial Assistance

Individual Assistance - Dollars Approved

Individuals & Household Program (IHP): Provides money and services to people in Presidentially declared disaster areas.

Housing Assistance (HA): Provides assistance for disaster-related housing needs.

Other Needs Assistance (ONA): Provides assistance for other disaster-related needs, such as furnishings, transportation, and medical.

Total Individual Assistance (IA) - Applications Approved: Total Individual & Households Program - Dollars Approved* Total Housing Assistance - Dollars Approved* Total Other Needs Assistance - Dollars Approved*
Total Amount 2,635 $9,498,514.38 $9,442,754.21 $55,760.17
Last Updated: Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 02:02 (Updated daily)

Public Assistance - Dollars Approved

Public Assistance (PA): Disaster grant assistance available for communities to quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Emergency Work (Categories A-B): Work that must be performed to reduce or eliminate an immediate threat to life, protect public health and safety, and to protect improved property that is significantly threatened due to disasters or emergencies declared by the President

Permanent Work (Categories C-G): Work that is required to restore a damaged facility, through repair or restoration, to its pre-disaster design, function, and capacity in accordance with applicable codes and standards

*Dollars Approved: Assistance dollars approved but not necessarily disbursed.

*Dollars Obligated: Funds made available to the State via electronic transfer following FEMA's final review and approval of Public Assistance projects.

Total Public Assistance Grants - Dollars Obligated* Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated* Permanent Work (Categories C-G) - Dollars Obligated*
Total Amount $17,099,676.20 $2,243,414.06 $13,324,274.92
Last Updated: Tuesday, October 6, 2015 - 06:32 (Updated daily)

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