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President Barrack Obama signed a Major Disaster Declaration for Maui County on October 6, 2016. The declaration makes federal funding available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for assistance for emergency work and the repair or replacement of disaster-damaged facilities damaged by severe storms, flooding, landslides ...
Read More Hawaii Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides (DR-4282)

Characterizing earthquakes is one of the most important activities we do at the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO). Seismicity helps us monitor the “pulse” of volcanoes and can be a first indication of an impending eruption. Earthquakes also pose a hazard in their own right, and the entire State of Hawaii is at risk from ...
Read More How big is that earthquake?

Effective: September 13, 2016 through November 14, 2016 Emergency Proclamation Storm Maui Kalawao.pdf OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR STATE OF HAWAIʻI PROCLAMATION By the authority vested in me as Governor by the Constitution and laws of the State of Hawaiʻi, in order to provide relief for disaster damages, losses, and suffering, and to protect the health, safety, and welfare ...
Read More Emergency Proclamation for September 2016 storm damaging counties of Maui and Kalawao

Effective: September 10, 2016 through November 9, 2016 Supplementary Proclamation for Hurricanes Madeline and Lester PDF OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR STATE OF HAWAII SUPPLEMENTARY PROCLAMATION By the authority vested in me as Governor by the Constitution and laws of the State of Hawai’i, in order to provide relief for disaster damages, losses, and suffering, and to protect ...
Read More Supplementary Proclamation for Hurricanes Madeline and Lester