Inouye announces University of Hawaii will receive $21.2 million for storm recovery

University of Hawaiʻi
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Posted: Feb 28, 2006


HONOLULU In a release issued today by U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye, the University of Hawaii will receive nearly $21.2 million in federal funds to help it recover from the massive flooding and severe storms of October 30, 2004. The funds include:

— More than $13.2 million to replace library collections — millions of books, serials, maps, photos, special collections, and government documents — that were destroyed or severely damaged.

— Nearly $4.5 million to cover the costs that exceed the $25 million insurance cap for emergency measures and content replacement, including research laboratories.

— More than $3.4 million to cover the costs that exceed the $25 million insurance cap for emergency measures and building repairs.

"On behalf of the University of Hawaiʻi, we're most grateful for Senator Inouye's tireless and continuing efforts to make our Mānoa campus whole in the wake of the October 30, 2004 flood. The funding from the FEMA Public Assistance Program will help to accelerate our recovery efforts significantly," said UH Interim President David McClain.

To see the release issued by U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye visit www.inouye.senate.gov

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