Residents, businesses urged to report storm damage
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Across Hawaii, residents and businesses are cleaning up following severe weather impacts from a Kona low that pounded the state over the last two days.
From downed trees, to flooded homes, damaged cars and crumbling roads, Hawaii residents are being asked to report storm-related damages. The surveys aren’t an application for aid, however the information will help county leaders secure emergency funds and understand the scope of damage.
On Oahu, people can report damage to the Honolulu Department of Emergency Management. There are two links:
Residents can report damage here: honolulu.gov/homedamage.
Businesses can report damage here: honolulu.gov/businessdamage.
“As we continue our response to the weather impacts and the aftermath, we ask everyone to continue to pay attention to their surroundings and stay safe. As we move forward we need to make sure that we are getting the full picture of extent of damages in our community,” said Hiro Toiya, director Honolulu Department of Emergency Management.
For Hawaii island residents, the County opened an online damage assessment form that can be accessed by clicking here. Emergency declarations have been signed on county and state levels.
“We would like to encourage anyone who has incurred damages to their property to fill out the damage assessment today,” said Mayor Mitch Roth. “The more information we receive, the better we can respond to the needs of each individual household.
For more information, contact the Hawaii County Civil Defense at (808) 935-0031 or (808) 935-0032.
Maui residents can also log destruction under the ‘Report Storm Related Damage Here’ section: www.mauicounty.gov.
“We know that Kula, Kihei and East Maui were greatly impacted by the recent weather system, and other areas were affected too,” said Mayor Michael Victorino. “Reporting damages online can help Hawaii to get needed FEMA funding to assist individuals as well as public assistance for infrastructure damage.”
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