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President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Hawaii

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HQ-21-106
Release Date:
May 13, 2021

WASHINGTON -- FEMA announced federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Hawaii to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, flooding and landslides from March 8-18, 2021.

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 severe winter storms in Maui County.

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

Colby Stanton has been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected areas. Additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further assessments.

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Last updated May 13, 2021