Pres. Trump signs disaster declaration in response to Hurricane Lane
President Trump signed a disaster declaration for the state of Hawaii to help with emergency response in anticipation of Hurricane Lane.
HONOLULU - President Trump signed a disaster declaration for the state of Hawaii to help with emergency response in anticipation of Hurricane Lane.
The declaration authorizes FEMA to coordinate disaster relief efforts and mobilize resources to save lives and protect property.
This is the third declaration since April of this year, that President Trump has signed. The first was responding to the flooding on Kauai, and the second for lava flows on the Big Island.
FEMA Administrator Brock Long said that due to Hurricane Hector's miss earlier this month, it helped the agency to deliver and gather additional resources and staff in preparation.
"This is not just going to be over in the next 24 hours. This system is going to be with us for the next four or five days, continuing to bring winds to the islands, continuing to bring large surf as well as the torrential rains that we talked about," said Long.
Parts of the state are expected to get over 30 inches of rain, and FEMA is "extremely concerned" about flooding, landslides and damage.
FEMA is also working with local grocers to make sure there is enough food for the islands.
More on Hurricane Lane here.