HONOLULU (KITV) - Hawai‘i’s Congressional Delegation urged President Donald Trump to act on Governor David Ige’s request for a presidential disaster declaration for areas impacted by the Kilauea Volcano eruption.

“Based on the severity of the damage and preliminary assessments, it is clear that recovery will overwhelm state and county resources,” the delegation wrote in a letter to President Trump. “Governor Ige has requested that you issue a presidential disaster declaration to allow state and county officials to apply for vital federal assistance available.  We urge your expeditious approval of his request.”

They broke down the numbers, stating the amount of fissures, the magnitude 6.9 earthquake, and homes and structures affected by the ongoing volcanic activity.

To view the entire letter, click here.