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August 16, 2020

Hirono Seeks to Sustain Full Funding for National Guard COVID-19 Response

US Senator Mazie Hirono joined a letter led by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and signed by 32 of their colleagues calling for President Trump to restore full federal funding in states where the National Guard has been deployed to respond to the coronavirus pandemic. Last week the Federal Emergency Management Agency reimbursement for National Guard... Read more »
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April 21, 2020

$61M Allotted to Rebuild Roads Damaged in 2018 Kīlauea Eruption

A portion of the funds will go to repair Highway 137, Pohoiki Road, Leilani Avenue, Hinalo Street, Lauone Street, Honuaula Street, and Lighthouse Road.
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April 01, 2020

President Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Hawai‘i

President Donald Trump today approved a major disaster declaration for Hawaiʻi, according to an announcement today from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
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January 27, 2020

County to Update Hazard Mitigation Plan, Seeking Input

The Maui Emergency Management Agency is updating the countyʻs Hazard Mitigation Plan to address threats like wildfires, significant beach erosion and highway rockslides. 
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January 02, 2020

Monthly Siren, Emergency Alert System Test Today

The monthly test of the all-hazard Statewide Outdoor Warning Siren System, as well as the test of the Live Audio Broadcast segment of the Emergency Alert System, is scheduled for 11:45 a.m. today.
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December 10, 2019

Congress Expected to Pass Legislation Aimed at Improving Emergency Alerts

The ALERT Act, which was introduced after the false emergency alert that went out across Hawai‘i in January 2018, aims to improve the emergency alert system and give the federal government the primary responsibility of alerting the public of a missile threat.
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October 19, 2019

FEMA to Hold Workshop for Maui Businesses

The Federal Emergency Management Agency will host a workshop for businesses interested in contracting to supply needed products and services during federally declared disasters.
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March 14, 2019

County to Offer Free Disaster Preparedness Training

The Maui County Emergency Management Agency is hosting Community Emergency Response Team training classes beginning April 8. Endorsed by FEMA, the CERT program aims to train the public to prepare for any disasters they could face. Through hands-on practice and realistic exercises, CERT teams are trained in basic disaster response skills such as fire safety,... Read more »
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December 31, 2018

Senate Passes Legislation to Improve Emergency Alerts

The US Senate unanimously passed the Reliable Emergency Alert Distribution Improvement (READI) Act on Dec. 17. The bipartisan legislation, which Sens. Brian Schatz, John Thune, and Roger Wicker introduced, aims to ensure that more people receive emergency alerts on their mobile phones, televisions, and radios. The legislation will also explore new ways of alerting the... Read more »
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October 28, 2018

Hawaiʻiʻs Congressional Delegation Pushes for Hurricane Lane Recovery Funding

Hawai‘i’s congressional delegation urged President Donald Trump to act swiftly on Gov. David Ige’s request for individual assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for residents harmed by Hurricane Lane. FEMA’s individual assistance programs help affected residents access critical federal funding and resources to recover. “Over the past five months, all four of Hawai‘i’s... Read more »
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April 20, 2018

Schatz to FEMA: Be Ready To Approve Aid For Kaua‘i Flood Response

Sen Schatz urged FEMA to be ready to approve requests from Hawai‘i for a disaster declaration for communities affected by flooding on Kaua‘i and O‘ahu.
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August 03, 2012

Public Meeting on New FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Map

The county is encouraging property owners to attend an information meeting on Aug. 13 that will cover the new FEMA flood insurance rate maps that become effective Sept 19, 2012.
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February 28, 2012

New Flood Maps May Mean Higher Flood Insurance

To assist residents and business owners in understanding the upcoming new flood map changes, there will be a public meeting on March 12 in Kihei.
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February 02, 2012

Free National Flood Insurance Workshop for Professionals

The Dept. of Land & Natural Resources and FEMA will co-sponsor a free workshop March 1 on Maui on the National Flood Insurance Program's Elevation Certificates.
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April 08, 2011

President Declares Hawaii Disaster Following March Tsunami

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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