Governor’s Office – News Release – Gov. Ige’s request for a Presidential Disaster Declaration for Kauaʻi Severe Storms and Flooding March 27-28, 2020 – approvedPosted on Jul 10, 2020 in Latest Department News, Office of the Governor Press Releases
HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige’s request for a Presidential Disaster Declaration for Kauaʻi Severe Storms and Flooding March 27-28, 2020 has been approved. The request was submitted on April 27, 2020.
The declaration authorizes the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide state, local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations seeking federal assistance the ability to apply for reimbursement of emergency response and recovery costs, including repair and replacement costs for damaged roads, bridges, and other public infrastructure on a cost sharing basis.
The federal declaration also makes available the federal Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, which provides assistance to communities to prevent or reduce long-term risks to life and property from natural hazards.
The Hazard Mitigation Grant Program is available statewide.
In his request, Gov. Ige asked for direct federal support from Department of Defense assets for strategic airlift between the islands if needed; temporary power generation at evacuation centers; technical assistance related to points of distribution, and debris management action planning. In addition, the governor requested immediate access to federal resources for search and rescue, potential medical evacuations, mass care, sheltering commodities and additional temporary power generation capabilities.