Rep. Tulsi Gabbard Statement on President’s Approval of FEMA Individual Assistance for Hawaiʻi Island

June 14, 2018
Press Release

Washington, DC—Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) released the following statement on the President’s approval of FEMA individual assistance for Hawai‘i Island residents impacted by Kilauea’s recent eruptions:

“Over the past six weeks, thousands of people on Hawaiʻi Island have seen their homes, livelihoods, farms, and businesses devoured by lava. For those impacted by this crisis, day-to-day life remains uncertain, with their future unknown. Help and support for basic needs are sorely and urgently needed. This funding will help assist with things like temporary housing, home repairs and replacements, medical needs, child care, transportation, and more.”   

A fact sheet on FEMA’s Individuals and Households Program (IHP) is available here. Individuals in Hawaiʻi County can register with FEMA the following ways:

  • Apply online at
  • Constituents may call the registration phone number at 1-800-621-3362; those who have a speech disability or hearing loss and use TTY, should call 1-800-462-7585 directly; for those who use 711 or Video Relay Service (VRS), call 1-800-621-3362.



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