President Barack Obama announced that he signed a disaster declaration for the State of Hawaiʻi today, ordering federal aid to supplement recovery efforts in the areas affected by Tropical Storm Iselle.
The US Department of Agriculture designated Maui County as a primary natural disaster area due to losses caused by an ongoing drought.
SBA Disaster Loan Outreach Centers will open on Maui and Molokai this week.
Federal disaster aid has been made available to Hawaii following the March 22, 2011 tsunami generated by a large earthquake in Japan.
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