May 09, 2018

Hirono: Hawaii Residents Deserve Timely, Accurate, and Understandable Updates on Volcanic Activity

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Mazie K. Hirono continued her engagement with local and federal stakeholders in response to the ongoing volcanic activity on Hawaii Island. Today, Senator Hirono spoke with Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim and Federal Emergency Management Agency Region IX Administrator Robert Fenton.

“The impact of ongoing volcanic activity on Hawaii Island makes it critically important that local, state and federal agencies continue to work in tandem to provide accurate, timely, and understandable information to the community,” Senator Hirono said. “This situation is developing quickly, and I will continue to work with relevant agencies and authorities to ensure Hawaii Island residents receive the assistance they need.”

Earlier today, Senator Hirono published resources and information from government agencies on her website for Hawaii residents affected by recent natural disasters. This page includes instructions for replacing important documents and updated information on federal services in impacted communities.