(ABOVE PHOTO) Governor Neil Abercrombie (right) stands next to Doug Mayne, the State Emergency Management Administrator, during a press conference concerning Iselle.
HONOLULU, Hawaii – The Governor of the State of Hawaii has officially asked President Barack Obama for help in the wake of Iselle, which ravaged Puna on Hawaii Island two weeks ago.
From the State of Hawaii:
Gov. Neil Abercrombie today signed a request for a Presidential Disaster Declaration asking for federal assistance to help pay for damage caused by Tropical Storm Iselle, which impacted Hawaii from Aug. 7 to 9, 2014.
The request seeks Individual Assistance for Hawaii County. Individual Assistance would make additional funding, loans and services available to affected residents.
For updates on Iselle recovery efforts, visit the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency website at: scd.hawaii.govOffice of Governor Abercrombie, Aug. 21, 2014
The Governor personally visited Puna last week to survey the damage. Big Island Video News filmed his stop in Nanawale.