July 25, 2020

Hirono Statement on Approval of Federal Disaster Declaration for Hawaii in Advance of Hurricane Douglas

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) issued the following statement on the President’s approval of an emergency declaration for Hawaii in advance of Hurricane Douglas:

“Federal, State, and County officials are working in concert to prepare as Hurricane Douglas approaches the state. I appreciate the swift approval of this emergency declaration by the administration – which makes available crucial federal resources as we prepare and then recover from the storm. 

“While this declaration unlocks important federal resources, I encourage all Hawaii residents to take the time to prepare for the storm by stocking their 14-day emergency kits – and ensuring those kits include facemasks and hand sanitizer.”

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