Trump approves emergency declaration for Hawaii in advance of Hurricane Douglas

Trump approves emergency declaration for Hawaii in advance of Hurricane Douglas
President Trump has approved a disaster declaration for Hawaii in advance of Hurricane Douglas. (Source: NWS)

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - President Donald Trump has approved an emergency declaration for Hawaii as Hurricane Douglas bears down on the state.

U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, said the declaration “unlocks important federal resources.”

“Federal, state, and county officials are working in concert to prepare as Hurricane Douglas approaches the state,” she said, in a news release.

“I appreciate the swift approval of this emergency declaration by the administration, which makes available crucial federal resources as we prepare and then recover from the storm.

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