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President Approves Individual Assistance For Hawai‘i Island Residents

Individual Assistance Would Unlock Further Federal Relief Funds for Hawai‘i Island Residents Impacted By Kilauea Eruptions

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) released the following statement on President Donald Trump’s approval of the State of Hawai‘i’s request for individual assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for Hawai‘i Island residents whose homes have been lost or damaged due to the ongoing Kilauea Volcano eruptions. FEMA’s individual assistance programs will help affected residents access critical federal funding and resources to recover.

“I want to thank FEMA and President Trump for their quick action. This is an extraordinary ongoing disaster, and the federal response has been robust and seamlessly integrated into state, county, and community efforts. This is a challenging time for Hawai‘i Island, and this is welcome news.”