U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye and State Legislators Receive Overview of Flood Damage and Recovery EffortsUniversity of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
HONOLULU — In a briefing held yesterday at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye and state legislators Sen. Brian Taniguchi, Sen. Clayton Hee and Rep. Kirk Caldwell were given an overview and updates of the flood damage and recovery efforts from UH officials and the State Civil Defense.
"I would like to congratulate the University of Hawaiʻi for reacting and responding quickly in mitigating and minimizing the losses of the flood damage," said Sen. Inouye in response to the account provided.
Interim UH President David McClain reported that though there currently is no exact figure, damages are likely to exceed the $25 million state insurance policy, and that the university would be grateful for anything state and federal agencies could do.
Sen. Inouye said federal agents should be able to provide assistance and concluded that he would do his best to assist in the university‘s flood recovery efforts.
Following the briefing, the senator and state legislators toured the affected campus buildings and Mānoa Valley to make further assessments of the flood damages.