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Deadlines for public and non-profit agencies to file for Hurricane Lane assistance coming up

The deadline for eligible organizations in Hawaii, Kauai, and Maui Counties to submit Requests for Public Assistance for the FEMA PA Grant Program is October, 27, 2018. It is critical that county agencies, special districts and certain Private Non-profit organizations that provide essential services in Hawaii, Kauai, and Maui Counties file by the deadline. For […]

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Nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System and Wireless Emergecy Alert today (Oct 3)

The WEA portion of the test commences at 8:18 a.m. HST and the EAS portion follows at 8:20 a.m. HST. The test will assess the operational readiness of the infrastructure for distribution of a national message and determine whether technological improvements are needed.

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Mayor thanks FEMA for Kilauea Eruption and Hurricane Lane recovery efforts

Mayor Harry Kim expressed deep gratitude on Thursday morning to Mr. Bern Ruiz of the Federal Emergency Management Agency for their tremendous help with the eruption and hurricane emergencies on Hawai’i Island. Mr. Ruiz, the Federal Coordinating Officer for FEMA Region IX, made a special visit to notify the Mayor that a Presidential Disaster Declaration […]

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Flood insurance educational meetings being held in Hilo and Kona September 25 & 27, 2018

Flooding is one of the major natural disasters in the United States. The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) Insurance Division, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and Hawai‘i County invite property owners and renters to an important educational meeting, in Hilo and in Kona, on the […]

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Nationwide Emergency Alert System and Wireless Emergency Alert test is postponed until October 3

FEMA, in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), postponed the nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) until October 3 due to ongoing response efforts to Hurricane Florence. The WEA portion of the test commences at 2:18 p.m. EDT, and the EAS portion follows at 2:20 p.m. EDT. […]

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Deadline to register for disaster assistance for Kilauea recovery is Wednesday (Sept 12)

Hawaii County residents with uninsured or underinsured damage or losses as a result of the Kilauea eruptions and earthquakes have until Sept. 12, 2018, to register with FEMA for disaster assistance and to apply for a low-interest disaster loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

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Kilauea Disaster Recovery Center in Pahoa will be closed Labor Day weekend

The joint federal/state/county disaster recovery center assisting residents with the Kilauea eruption recovery will be closed for the Labor Day Weekend. The Disaster Recovery Center at the Pahoa Neighborhood Facility, 15-3022 Kauhale Street in Pahoa will close for business at its normal time of 6 p.m. on Friday, August 31, and will re-open for business […]

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President Trump approves Gov. Ige’s request for Presidential Disaster Declaration

Gov. Ige’s request for a Presidential Disaster Declaration for the State of Hawai‘i has been approved. Word came late Wednesday afternoon that the governor’s request was granted, as Hurricane Lane approaches the Hawaiian Islands. The declaration authorizes the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide appropriate assistance for emergency […]

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Private non-profit organizations on the island of Hawaii are invited to apply for FEMA public assistance

Faith-based organizations, in addition to other community, volunteer, and non-profit organizations located on the island of Hawai’i with expenses or damage related to the ongoing Kilauea lava event, may be eligible for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Public Assistance program as part of a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration.

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Federal disaster assistance available to renters too

Renters in Hawai‘i County whose homes and property were damaged by the Kilauea volcanic eruption and earthquakes may be eligible for federal disaster assistance. FEMA provides individuals and households—homeowners and renters—financial help or direct services to those who have necessary expenses and serious needs if they are unable to meet these needs through other means.

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FEMA frequently asked questions for disaster assistance

Homeowners, renters, private nonprofits, and business owners in Hawai’i County who sustained damage to their homes, vehicles, personal property, business or its inventory as a result of the Kilauea volcanic eruptions and earthquakes may apply for federal assistance.

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Senator Hirono thanks President Trump for making federal assistance available to residents affected by Kilauea’s eruption

“The swift approval of the State’s application for Individual Assistance unlocks much-needed resources for residents and households affected by the ongoing Kilauea eruption,” Senator Hirono said. “We have a lot of hard work ahead as we continue to respond to and begin to recover from this disaster and I want to thank President Trump and […]

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Disaster Recovery Center for Kilauea eruption will open Friday, June 15, 2018

This is a Civil Defense Message for Thursday, June 14 at 9 p.m. Residents of Hawai‘i County who suffered damage or losses from the recent Kilauea volcanic eruption and earthquakes, can now register for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The following is provided for your information: A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC), jointly operated by […]

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Nationwide FEMA Emergency Alert System test scheduled for Wednesday (Sept 27)

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in collaboration with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will be conducting the 2017 Annual National Emergency Alert System (EAS) Test on September 27, 2017, at 8:20 a.m. HST. The test message will clearly state that the alert is only a test of the EAS system. All EAS Participants are […]

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