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Hawaii Severe Storms and Flooding (DR-1814)

Incident period: December 10, 2008 to December 16, 2008
Major Disaster Declaration declared on January 05, 2009


January 22, 2009 - News Release

HONOLULU, Hawaii -- Federal disaster assistance for City and County of Honolulu residents and businesses affected by the Dec. 10 through Dec. 16 storms and flooding is now $1.088 million. The assistance is in the form of grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). To date, 480 homeowners, renters and business owners have applied for disaster assistance.

January 21, 2009 - News Release

HONOLULU, Hawaii -- The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at the Filipino Community Center in Waipahu will close at the end of business Saturday, January 24, 2009 at 5:00 p.m. Three other DRCs remain open to serve Oahu residents affected by the severe storms and flooding of Dec. 10 to 16, 2008.

January 16, 2009 - News Release

HONOLULU,? Hawaii -- As the recent severe weather system leaves the islands, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Hawaii State Civil Defense would like to remind those affected by the Dec. 10-16 flood event of the Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) opening Saturday, Jan. 17. DRCs will be op0en at four locations, six days a week until further notice. The DRC hours will be 12: p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on weekdays (Monday-Friday), and from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturdays.

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 698 $3,674,159.05 $2,920,671.78 $753,487.27
Last Updated: Monday, May 2, 2016 - 05:00 (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 $1,106,142.63 $536,419.20 $436,582.43
Last Updated: Monday, May 2, 2016 - 06:38 (Updated daily)

Related Links

Preliminary Damage Assessment

  • Hawaii, FEMA-1814-DR (PDF 22KB)