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Gov. Ige asks for Presidential Disaster Declaration for impacts from Hurricane Lane

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Gov. David Ige asked the U.S. President to declare a major disaster for the state as a result of the impacts from Hurricane Lane.

Impacts include floods and wildfires from Aug. 22 to Aug. 29.

"The magnitude and severity of the disaster requires federal assistance. This exceeds the state's response capability and it has impacted local governments,"  Ige said in a press release..

The governor also requested the Hazard Mitigation Grant program and 100 percent federal funding for a 72-hour period in initial days of the disaster.

Additional requests include: authorization of the Public Assistance Grant Program, the full complement of Individual Assistance programs and the Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Assistance program for Hawaii and Maui County.

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