Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Federal Flood Aid for Oahu and Kauai

President Bush recently declared Oahu and Kauai natural disaster sites following the Dec. 11, 2008 floods. Here are sources of information on how to get federal help:

From: Russ Awakuni (Legal Aid Society of HI)
Sent: Tuesday, January 06, 2009 1:00 PM
Subject: FEMA disaster relief for Hawaii

FEMA: Disaster Assistance Available from FEMA
FEMA: Federal Aid Programs for Hawaii Disaster Recovery

Now that the President has declared Hawaii a disaster area from the December floods, federal funds are now available for those affected. http://www.fema.gov/news/newsrelease.fema?id=47227

Federal funds can be used to pay for rental payments for temporary housing for those whose homes are unlivable or for home repairs and replacement of essential household items not covered by insurance. See here for more information: http://www.fema.gov/news/event.fema?id=10969

We should inform clients (or those who just call us for help), that they can either apply for help online (http://www.fema.gov/assistance/index.shtm) or over the phone (1-800-621-FEMA (3362)).

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