Washington, DC—Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (HI-02) today voted to pass bipartisan legislation that strengthens and upgrades water-related infrastructure in Hawai‘i and across the country.
Washington, DC— Throughout the year, veterans and Gold Star families gather at Federal war memorials across the country to pay tribute to their fellow service members and loved ones. Groups that organize formal services must pay a fee when submitting a permit request.
Q1. Aloha, @TulsiPress! You grew up in and represent Hawaiʻi. What are some of the biggest environmental issues facing your state? #DefendOurFuture
"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.
"As the #Kilauea eruptions continue, make sure you and your ‘ohana are prepared & stay up to date with the latest information available. The @USGeologicalSurvey offers a free service that sends you notification emails about volcanic activity on #Hawaii Island.
"Our #Puna community has united together during this crisis, sharing their aloha, supplies, and information to take care of each other. We are with you. #PunaStrong
"Low-interest federal disaster loans up to $2 million are now available for eligible nonprofits on #Kauai and #Oahu affected by the record-breaking rain, flooding, and landslides in April. The deadline to apply for property damage is July 9, 2018, and the deadline to apply for economic injury is February 2, 2019.
"Volcanic ash and vog continue to threaten the health, well-being, and safety of the people on #Hawaii Island. Local civil defense and health experts will answer your questions about the impacts of vog and ash on June 6th in Kailua-Kona, on June 7th in Volcano, and on June 14th in Ocean View.