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President Approves Gov. Ige’s Request for Presidential Disaster Declaration

August 22, 2018, 5:01 PM HST (Updated August 22, 2018, 5:03 PM)
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Gov. Ige’s request for a Presidential Disaster Declaration for the State of Hawai‘i has been approved. Word came late Wednesday afternoon that the governor’s request was granted, as Hurricane Lane approaches the Hawaiian Islands.

The declaration authorizes the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to provide appropriate assistance for emergency measures required to save lives and to protect property and public health and safety, or to lessen or avert the threat of a catastrophe.

“The approval of the Presidential Disaster Declaration means that Hawai‘i will have quick and efficient access to federal resources in the wake of Hurricane Lane, as our communities and residents recover from any damage and losses caused by the storm,” said Gov. Ige. “We are grateful to the president and FEMA for the swift approval of our request as our state braces for the severe weather ahead.”

 **NOTICE OF APPROVAL of Presidential Disaster Declaration.

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