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Honolulu, HI—Senators Mazie K. Hirono and Brian Schatz, and Representatives Colleen Hanabusa and Tulsi Gabbard filed bicameral Congressional resolutions honoring the Honolulu Little League team, who won the 2018 Little League World Series.
WASHINGTON – Today, the Hawai‘i Congressional Delegation urged the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to be ready to work with the state to address immediate recovery needs, assess the damage caused by Hurricane Lane, and swiftly approve any request for federal funding to help Hawai‘i recover and rebuild. In a letter to FEMA Administrator Brock Long, the delegation thanked FEMA for its efforts to date, and requested that the federal agency stand ready to approve any forthcoming requests from the state.
"The #Kilauea Disaster Recovery Center is now open after closing due to #HurricaneLane. #Hawaii Island residents or businesses who suffered damage or losses as a result of the # KilaueaVolcano eruption have until September 12 to register for assistance with @FEMA or @SBAgov."
"Today marks 2 years since we bid farewell to a dear friend. My heart is with the Takai ‘ohana - his parents Naomi and Erik, his wife Sami, and children Matthew, and Kaila - as we remember my friend, colleague, and fellow soldier, Mark Takai. Always ready with a smile and a deep belly laugh, Mark’s heart of aloha guided him throughout his life of service. Mahalo Mark for the lasting impact that you made with your life, for sharing your aloha with us, and for dedicating your life in the service of the people of Hawai‘i and our country."-TG