Posted at 6:00 p.m., Monday, February 27, 2006
Feds to chip in $21 million for UH flood recovery
Associated PressThe University of Hawai'i will receive nearly $21.2 million in federal funds to help recover from the flooding in Manoa Valley 16 months ago.
"These funds from the Federal Emergency Management Agency Public Assistance Program are vital to ensuring that the university is able to fully recover from the devastation of Oct. 30, 2004," U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawai'i, said today in a news release issued by his Washington office.
More than $13 million will be used to replace library collections that were destroyed or severely damaged by flood waters.
Nearly $4.5 million will cover the costs that exceeded a $25 million insurance cap for emergency measures and content replacement. Also, more than $3.4 million will cover the costs that exceeded a $25 million insurance cap for emergency measures and building repairs.
In all, the flooding caused more than $81 million damage to the university.
"With the help of FEMA's Public Assistance Program, UH is getting back on its feet and is moving forward," Inouye said.