Obama signs disaster declaration to aid recovery efforts to Maui flooding

Obama signs disaster declaration to aid recovery efforts to Maui flooding

WAILUKU, MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) - The president has signed a disaster declaration to aid recovery efforts from major flooding on Maui last month.

President Barack Obama ordered federal aid be spent to help fund state and local recovery efforts to areas affected by severe storms, flooding and landslides from Sept. 11 to 14.

Federal funding is available to state and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities in Maui County.

Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide.

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