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Hawaii Wildfires

DR-4724-HI
Hawaii

Incident Period: Aug 8, 2023 - Sep 30, 2023

Declaration Date: Aug 10, 2023

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Hawaii (DR-4724-HI): Rumor Control and Frequently Asked Questions            
Help keep yourself, your family and your community safe after the Hawaii wildfires by being aware of rumors and scams and sharing official information from trusted sources.

Wildfire Response in Action

Visit FEMA's YouTube for videos in American Sign Language (ASL) on how to apply for disaster assistance.

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Help share important information in various languages including English, Hawaiian, Ilocano, Japanese, Korean, Spanish and Tagalog.            
Disaster Registration Flyer | Live Announcer Scripts | Disaster Multimedia Toolkit | Hawaii Wildfires 2023: Partners' Toolkit

View the latest images of FEMA and the federal response in our Hawaii Fires 2023 media collection.

Soiltac Application on Maui

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is applying Soiltac, a soil stabilizer, to the ash and debris footprints of burned buildings and vehicles to minimize dust generated when people return to their properties. The application of this stabilizer to ash and debris also minimizes the movement of ash and debris – and potential contaminants of concern – through the air and into local waterways and occupied properties.

For questions about EPA support for Maui wildfire response, call our hotline (808) 539-0555 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. HT daily or email R9WildfiresInfo@epa.gov.

Additional Resources 

 

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Resources

The Hawaii Wildfire Response USACE page

The Honolulu District USACE Facebook page and social media outreach for Hawaii Wildfires

Department of Defense media site for Honolulu District USACE, which includes b-roll, articles, videos and pictures.

 

Maui Recovers Website

An official County of Maui website, www.MauiRecovers.org, is providing vital information and assistance, including re-entry data, to those affected by the fires. The website includes:

Individuals can also subscribe to receive real-time updates tailored to assist those impacted by the fires. 

Disaster Unemployment Assistance 

For more information on how to apply for DUA visit the State of Hawaii Unemployment Insurance webpage

DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING DUA APPLICATION EXTENDED TO OCTOBER 26, 2023

The State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR) is accepting applications for Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA).  The deadline for submitting a DUA application has been extended to October 26, 2023.  Applications submitted after the deadline will be considered untimely and DUA benefits may be denied unless the individual provides good cause for late filing.

HOW AND WHERE TO APPLY:  Individuals may apply for DUA online through huiclaims.hawaii.gov/#/ or in person. 

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Stay Safe

  • Residents and tourists should closely monitor and follow instructions from local officials.
  • For information on what to do before, during and after a wildfire, visit Ready.gov.
  • For state and local safety information and updates, visit hawaii.gov.

Locate Family or Loved Ones

If you are trying to locate family or loved ones, call 1-800 RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) and select Option 4, then follow the voice prompts for "Hawaii Wildfires". The Maui County Emergency Management Agency set up a Family Assistance Center at the Kahului Community Center to help families locate missing loved ones.

Visit @Maui_EMA's Family Assistance Center at the Kahului Community Center to get help locating missing loved ones.

Hawaii Volunteer Organizations

Local and national Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (VOADs) are coordinating to identify resources for unmet needs and provide emergency assistance to survivors. Those seeking to donate to the recovery efforts, can do so by visiting hawaiistatevoad.org.

How to Help

Volunteer and Donate

Recovery can take many years after a disaster. There are many ways to help such as donating cash, needed items or your time. Learn more about how to help those in need.

Don’t self-deploy to disaster areas. Trusted organizations in the affected areas know where volunteers are needed. Work with an established organization to make sure you have the appropriate safety, training and skills needed to respond.

FEMA Voluntary Agency Liaisons (VALs) build relationships and coordinate efforts with voluntary, faith-based and community organizations active in disasters.

Doing Business with FEMA

If you are interested in providing paid services and goods for disaster relief, visit our Doing Business with FEMA page to get started.

If you own a business involved with debris removal and want to work on clean-up efforts in affected areas, please contact the local government in affected areas to offer your services.

Funding Obligations

Individual Assistance Amount
Total Housing Assistance (HA) - Dollars Approved $18,935,432.95
Total Other Needs Assistance (ONA) - Dollars Approved $19,628,442.74
Total Individual & Households Program Dollars Approved $38,563,875.69
Individual Assistance Applications Approved 6869
Public Assistance Amount
Emergency Work (Categories A-B) - Dollars Obligated $100,502,322.08
Total Public Assistance Grants Dollars Obligated $107,856,756.39