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Tropical Storm Iselle Disaster Assistance Update

HONOLULU – Three months after President Barack Obama approved supplemental federal aid to help local government agencies and eligible non-profit organizations recover from Tropical Storm Iselle, state and federal disaster recovery employees have:

  • Conducted a Joint Preliminary Damage Assessment;

  • Held four Applicant Briefings on Hawaii Island, Maui, and Oahu;

  • Received requests for FEMA public assistance from16 applicants who were impacted during Tropical Storm Iselle, which affected the Hawaiian Islands Aug. 7-9, 2014;

Presidente Donald J. Trump aprueba declaración por desastre mayor para el estado de Hawaii

WASHINGTON — La Agencia Federal para el Manejo de Emergencias (FEMA, por sus siglas en inglés) anunció que asistencia federal por desastre está disponible para el estado de Hawaii para suplementar los esfuerzos de recuperación para el estado y gobiernos locales afectados por la enfermedad pandémica del Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) empezando el 20 de enero 2020, y continúa.

President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Hawaii

WASHINGTON — FEMA announced that federal emergency aid has been made available for the state of Hawaii to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic beginning on January 20, 2020 and continuing.

FEMA Updates Flood Maps in Kaua‘i County

Oakland, CA The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is updating Kaua‘i County’s flood maps in 2020. New maps identify the latest flood hazards, assess flood risks, and provide data to guide local stakeholders in taking effective mitigation actions, resulting in safer and more resilient communities.

FEMA Fire Management Assistance Granted for Kahana Ridge Fire

Oakland, Calif. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to assist the State of Hawaii in combatting the Kahana Ridge Fire burning in Maui County.

Learn How Your Business Can Support Disaster Recovery in Oahu

Oakland, CA Can your business assist disaster recovery in your community? After a disaster, the support of local businesses improves the short- and long-term recovery efforts that help build back more resilient communities. But if your business is not part of the federal procurement system, it will not appear in the government’s required market research for potential vendors.

New Hospital Generators Will Protect Patients During Disasters

Oakland, Calif. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will fund $4 million for a critical generator upgrade project for Kauai’s Wilcox Medical Center.


HONOLULU – On September 27, 2018, President Donald J. Trump issued a major disaster declaration for the State of Hawaii triggering the release of Federal funds, specifically Public Assistance and the Hazard Mitigation Grant Programs, from Hurricane Lane that occurred August 22-29, 2018.

FEMA’s Public Assistance (PA) Grant Program provides assistance to State agencies, local governments, and certain Private Non-profits for debris removal, emergency protective measures, and permanent restoration of infrastructure.


The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) hereby gives notice to the public of its intent to provide financial assistance to the State of Hawaii, local governments, Native Hawaiian Organizations, and private nonprofit organizations under major disaster declaration FEMA-4395-DR-HI. This notice applies to the Public Assistance (PA), and Hazard Mitigation Grant (HMGP) programs implemented under the authority of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. §§ 5121-5207.

Programas de Asistencia Federal Para el Estado de Hawaii

A continuación, un resumen de los programas federales de asistencia por desastre que podrían estar disponibles según se necesite y se amerite bajo la declaración de desastre del Presidente Donald J. Trump para estado de Hawaii.

La asistencia para los gobiernos estatales y locales elegibles puede incluir según se requiera: