June 14, 2018

Hirono Welcomes Approval of Individual Assistance for Hawaii Island Residents Affected by Ongoing Kilauea Eruption

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Mazie K. Hirono (D-Hawaii) issued the following statement following President Trump’s decision to amend the federal disaster declaration for Hawaii Island to include Individual Assistance for residents and households affected by the ongoing Kilauea eruption. The approval of Individual Assistance makes additional federal resources available for affected communities.

“The swift approval of the State’s application for Individual Assistance unlocks much needed resources for residents and households affected by the ongoing Kilauea eruption,” Senator Hirono said. “We have a lot of hard work ahead as we continue to respond to and begin to recover from this disaster and I want to thank President Trump and FEMA for their quick action today.”

Earlier today, Hawaii’s Congressional Delegation wrote to President Trump in support of the State’s application to amend the existing disaster declaration to include Individual Assistance.

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.