Hurricane Lane (2018): Difference between revisions

[[File:Hurricane Lane 2018 FEMA map.png|thumb|right|On September 27, President Trump signed a disaster declaration for all Hawaiian counties except Honolulu|alt=Map showing the disaster declaration, which was signed by President Trump on September 27, for all Hawiian counties with the exception of Honolulu.]]
Volunteers from [[All Hands And Hearts - Smart Response|All Hands and Hearts]], [[Team Rubicon]], and [[Southern Baptist Convention|Southern Baptist Disaster Relief]] helped residents clean flood damage and remove of mold.<ref>{{cite news|first1=Stephanie|last1=Salmons|newspaper=Hawaii Tribune-Herald|date=September 6, 2018|accessdate=September 7, 2018|title=Out with ‘all the moldy stuff’: Volunteers help residents recover from flooding|url=|archive-url=|archive-date=September 6, 2018|url-status=live}}</ref> On August&nbsp;29, the Central Pacific Bank announced that it would provide natural disaster loans of $1,000–3,000 for any Maui residents who applied.<ref name="MN_0829"/> A brown water advisory was raised for areas between [[Hamakua|Hāmākua Coast]] and [[Laupāhoehoe, Hawaii|Laupāhoehoe]] in Hawaiʻi on September&nbsp;4 as runoff and sewage spills entered Hilo Bay. Officials advised residents to stay out of coastal waters accordingly.<ref>{{cite news|work=Hawaii News Now|date=September 4, 2018|accessdate=September 8, 2018|title=Brown water advisory posted for some Hawaii Island coastlines|url=|archive-url=|archive-date=September 7, 2018|url-status=live}}</ref><ref>{{cite news|newspaper=Hawaii Tribune-Herald|date=September 4, 2018|accessdate=September 8, 2018|title=Health department issues brown-water advisory|url=|archive-url=|archive-date=September 8, 2018|url-status=live}}</ref> President Trump signed thea disaster declaration on September&nbsp;27 for all counties except Honolulu, enabling the distribution of federal funding. FEMA ultimately provided nearly $2.5&nbsp;million in public assistance.<ref>{{cite web|publisher=Federal Emergency Management Agency|date=September 27, 2018|accessdate=July 24, 2019|title=Hawaii Hurricane Lane (DR-4395)|url=|archive-url=|archive-date=July 24, 2019|url-status=live}}</ref>
Officials in Hawaii reallocated $10&nbsp;million in funding for road projects to pay for disaster recovery. Repair costs for damaged roads and bridges across eastern areas of the island reached $35&nbsp;million.<ref>{{cite news|newspaper=Honolulu Star-Advertiser|date=September 21, 2018|accessdate=July 24, 2019|title=Hawaii County delays transportation projects to pay for Hurricane Lane repairs|url=|archive-url=|archive-date=July 24, 2019|url-status=live}}</ref> Five sections of the Belt Road required the construction of masonry reinforced embankments. One landslide near mile marker 7.1 prompted creation of a [[Mechanically stabilized earth|mechanically stabilized wall]]. Crews also re-stabilized the foundation of the Kapue Bridge. Excessive rainfall runoff damaged drainage systems along [[Hawaii Route 200|Route 200]]. Repair of damaged roads was completed in April&nbsp;2019.<ref>{{cite news|newspaper=Honolulu Star-Advertiser|date=April 1, 2019|accessdate=July 24, 2019|title=Big Isle highway repairs wrap up after Kilauea Volcano eruption and Hurricane Lane|url=|archive-url=|archive-date=July 24, 2019|url-status=live}}</ref>