Release Number: HQ-16-076
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Hawaii to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides during the period of September 11-14, 2016.
The President’s action makes federal funding available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for assistance for emergency work and the repair or replacement of disaster-damaged facilities damaged by severe storms, flooding, landslides and mudslides in Maui County.
Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.
Dr. Ahsha Tribble has been named as the Federal Coordinating Officer for federal recovery operations in the affected area. Dr. Tribble said that additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.