OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — News Release — Governor asks for Presidential Disaster Declaration for Impacts from Hurricane Lane

Posted on Sep 6, 2018 in Latest Department News, Office of the Governor Press Releases

HONOLULU – Gov. David Ige has asked the President of the United States to declare a major disaster for the State of Hawai‘i as a result of the impacts from Hurricane Lane. This includes floods and wildfires that occurred as a result of the hurricane, from Aug. 22 to Aug. 29, 2018.

“The magnitude and severity of the disaster requires federal assistance. This exceeds the state’s response capability and it has impacted local governments,” said Gov. Ige.

The governor is requesting the authorization of the Public Assistance Grant Program, the full complement of Individual Assistance programs, and the Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Assistance program for Hawai‘i County and Maui County. In addition, Gov. Ige is requesting the Hazard Mitigation Grant program statewide, and 100 percent federal funding for a 72-hour period in the initial days of the disaster.

To access the following documents click here:
• Declaration Request Cover Letter
• Request for Presidential Disaster Declaration Major Disaster or Emergency
• Enclosure A Individual Assistance Joint Preliminary Damage Assessment
• Enclosure B Public Assistance – Cost Estimate Summary Spreadsheet
• Enclosure C Estimated Assistance from Other Federal Agency Programs
• Enclosure E National Weather Service Reports (No enclosure D)
• Photos of damage

Media Contacts:
Jodi Leong
Deputy Communications Director/Press Secretary
Office of the Governor
Office: 808-586-0043
Mobile: 808-798-3929
[email protected]

Cindy McMillan
Communications Director
Office of the Governor
Office: 808-586-0012
Mobile: 808-265-7974
[email protected]