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The President today declared a major disaster exists in the State of Hawaii and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the area struck by tsunami waves on March 11, 2011.
 
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 tsunami waves in Hawaii County, Maui County, and the City and County of Honolulu.

President Obama signs Hawaii disaster declaration

The President today declared a major disaster exists in the State of Hawaii and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the area struck by tsunami waves on March 11, 2011. Federal funding is available to State and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for […]

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U.S. Senate passes tsunami awareness resolution

U.S. Senate passes tsunami awareness resolution

MEDIA RELEASE The U.S. Senate has unanimously passed a resolution introduced by Sens. Daniel K. Akaka and Daniel K. Inouye encouraging Americans to observe Tsunami Awareness Month this month and to be prepared by identifying evacuation routes. Akaka said: “The recent events in Japan serve as a reminder of the importance of being prepared. National […]

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Researchers estimate islands will see impacts in about two years and again in five years

Tsunami 2011: Japan debris likely to hit Hawaii twice

Researchers estimate islands will see impacts in about two years and again in five years

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The Center for Hawaiian Music Studies presents ‘Ukulele Jams in Keaukaha. A benefit for the victims of the tsunami in Japan, this free concert features some of the island’s finest musicians including Grammy award-winning artist Keoki Kahumoku, Brittni Paiva, Buddy and Sammi Fo, Konabob Stoffer.

‘Ukulele Jams to benefit Japan’s tsunami survivors Saturday (April 9)

The Center for Hawaiian Music Studies presents ‘Ukulele Jams in Keaukaha. A benefit for the victims of the tsunami in Japan, this free concert features some of the island’s finest musicians including Grammy award-winning artist Keoki Kahumoku, Brittni Paiva, Buddy and Sammi Fo, Konabob Stoffer.

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Tsunami 2011: IRS announces qualified disaster treatment

Tsunami 2011: IRS announces qualified disaster treatment

MEDIA RELEASE The Internal Revenue Service has issued guidance that designates the earthquake and tsunami in Japan in March 2011 as a qualified disaster for federal tax purposes. This guidance affects recipients of disaster relief payments as well as employer-sponsored private foundations. The guidance allows recipients of qualified disaster relief payments to exclude those payments […]

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Surges of up to five feet high washed ashore on many of the tiny atolls, which are mere feet above sea level. More than 100,000 tropical seabirds were killed by the tsunami at Midway Atoll alone.

Tsunami damage surveyed in Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument

Surges of up to five feet high washed ashore on many of the tiny atolls, which are mere feet above sea level. More than 100,000 tropical seabirds were killed by the tsunami at Midway Atoll alone.

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Representatives from state and county agencies available again Wednesday at Old Kona Airport pavilion

Tsunami 2011: Residents, business owners finding help

Representatives from state and county agencies available again Wednesday at Old Kona Airport pavilion

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Federal low-interest loans offered to residents, businesses; reps will be on site March 31-April 21

Tsunami 2011: SBA to open disaster outreach center in Kona

Federal low-interest loans offered to residents, businesses; reps will be on site March 31-April 21

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Tsunami 2011: Disaster assistance center (March 29-30)

Tsunami 2011: Disaster assistance center (March 29-30)

MEDIA RELEASE The State Civil Defense is coordinating with state and county agencies to open a Disaster Assistance and Recovery Center at the Old Kona Airport Event Pavilion. The center will be open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday, March 29 and Wednesday, March 30. “I want to thank State Civil Defense for moving quickly to establish […]

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More than $64,000 raised to supply stricken areas with ShelterBoxes; donations still being accepted

Tsunami 2011: Rotary Clubs, residents show ‘Aloha for Japan’

More than $64,000 raised to supply stricken areas with ShelterBoxes; donations still being accepted

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Congresswoman Mazie Hirono toured Kailua-Kona at the King Kamehameha's Kona Beach Hotel and its shops along with Alii Drive and Hulihee Palace Saturday (March 26).

Congresswoman Hirono surveys tsunami damage in Kona Saturday (March 26)

Congresswoman Mazie Hirono toured Kailua-Kona at the King Kamehameha’s Kona Beach Hotel and its shops along with Alii Drive and Hulihee Palace Saturday (March 26).

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Coffee farmers helping Japanese farmer victims

Coffee farmers helping Japanese farmer victims

MEDIA RELEASE Farmers helping Farmers. That is the kokua behind the fund being established by the Kona Coffee Farmers Association. The KCFA will collect money to send to farmer-organizations in Japan to directly help farmers and their families who are victims of the recent shocking events, many now without homes, land, and crops. Hawaii has […]

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Hawai‘i State Civil Defense will establish a Community Disaster Assistance and Recovery Center (DARC) at Old Kona Airport Events Pavilion Tuesday, March 29 and Wednesday, March 30 to offer assistance to people affected by the tsunami.

The center will be staffed from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. by state, county and private sector crews ready to provide help and information to residents and businesses affected by the March 11 disaster.

State Civil Defense to provide assistance for people affected by the tsunami in Kona

Hawai‘i State Civil Defense will establish a Community Disaster Assistance and Recovery Center (DARC) at Old Kona Airport Events Pavilion Tuesday, March 29 and Wednesday, March 30 to offer assistance to people affected by the tsunami. The center will be staffed from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. by state, county and private sector crews ready […]

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Air quality being monitored on Big Isle, Oahu; many questions still surround Japan nuclear crisis

No radiation danger in Hawaii, expert says

Air quality being monitored on Big Isle, Oahu; many questions still surround Japan nuclear crisis

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