Hawaii Tsunami Waves (DR-1967)

Incident period: March 11, 2011
Major Disaster Declaration declared on April 8, 2011

Updates and Articles, Blogs, and News Releases

May 13, 2011
News Release
HONOLULU -- Are You Ready? On March 11 Hawaii experienced tsunami waves from an event which occurred in Honshu, Japan, approximately 3,800 miles away. Fortunately, no lives were lost in the Hawaiian Islands, but damages are estimated at over $30.6 million dollars. The message is clear. There is no substitute for knowing how to keep yourself, your family, home and business safe. Emergency preparedness is important for all Americans. Knowing what to do during an emergency is an important part of being prepared and may make all the difference when seconds count.
May 12, 2011
News Release
Honolulu-When Family life is disrupted by a natural disaster, children often feel vulnerable or frightened. Well thought out plans that involve them in pre-disaster and post-disaster activities can help calm their fears.
May 5, 2011
News Release
Honolulu, Hawaii -- After a federally declared disaster, such as the Hawaii Tsunami of March 11, 2011, receiving federal funds is a critical part of the response and recovery process. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), through its Public Assistance (PA) Grant Program reimburses state and local governments for the actual costs to repair or rebuild damaged public infrastructure. The program also provides funds for certain hazard mitigation projects.
April 8, 2011
News Release
Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama’s major disaster declaration issued for Hawaii. Assistance for State and Eligible Local Governments Can Include as Required:
April 8, 2011
News Release
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to Hawaii to supplement the state and local recovery efforts in the area struck by tsunami waves on March 11, 2011. Federal funding is available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the tsunami waves surge in Hawaii County, Maui County, and the City and County of Honolulu.
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Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • Hawaii, FEMA-1967-DR (PDF 18KB)
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