President Declares Major Disaster For Hawaii

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Release date: 
April 8, 2011
Release Number: 
HQ-11-36

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.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.

Michael L. Karl has been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area.  Karl said additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.

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Last Updated: 
July 16, 2012 - 18:46
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