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President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Hawaii

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May 11, 2018
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WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced today that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Hawaii to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by the Kilauea volcanic eruption and earthquakes from May 3, 2018, and continuing.

Federal funding is available to the 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 Kilauea volcanic eruption and earthquakes in Hawaii County.

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

Willie G. Nunn has been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area. Nunn said additional designations may be made at a later date if warranted by the results of further damage assessments. 

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Last Updated: 
May 12, 2018 - 00:09