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Washington, DC—Today, Hawai‘i’s Congressional Delegation urged President Donald Trump to act swiftly on Governor David Ige’s request for individual assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for Hawai‘i Island residents whose homes have been lost or damaged due to the ongoing Kilauea Volcano eruptions.
Washington, DC—Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) today joined Congresswoman Colleen Hanabusa (HI-01), Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI), and many others to celebrate King Kamehameha I and honor the legacy of Senator Daniel K. Akaka. The 2018 King Kamehameha Lei Draping Ceremony, hosted by the Hawaiʻi State Society, is held each June at the U.S. Capitol to coincide with King Kamehameha Day celebrations taking place throughout Hawaiʻi.
"For all residents & visitors of #Hawaii Island who have been affected by the recent eruptions and need help coping with mental or emotional stress, you can call the @HawaiiDOH Crisis Line of Hawai‘i toll-free at (800) 753-6879.
"Ongoing volcanic activity at #Kilauea is emitting #vog—a hazy mixture of sulfur dioxide gas and particles—that creates potential health hazards for the residents and visitors of #Hawaii Island. In particular, at-risk groups include our keiki, kūpuna, expectant mothers, and those with asthma, respiratory conditions, and cardiovascular diseases.
"You can sign up for information from #Hawaii County Civil Defense’s emergency system which provides calls & texts about fissure activity, road closures, and emergency situations. #PunaStrong Sign up here- https://countyofhawaii.bbcportal.com/"-TG