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Hawaii Puuaakapu Ranch Lot Fire (FM-2293)

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Incident period: March 20, 2000 to March 23, 2000
Fire Management Assistance Declaration declared on March 20, 2000


March 21, 2000 - News Release

Washington, DC -- Federal funds were made available today by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help battle the uncontrolled Puuaakapu Ranch Lot fire located on the island of Hawaii. FEMA Director James Lee Witt said the state's request for federal fire suppression aid was approved this morning immediately after it was reported that the fire had destroyed seven homes and posed a threat to 50 other houses and a local airport. The fire, which broke out on Monday, March 20, had burned about 1,700 acres of land at the time of the state's request.

Financial Assistance

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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 $80,472.10 $82,584.27 n/a
Last Updated: Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 07:45 (Updated daily)

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