via President Trump declares Hawaii’s devastating eruptions a major disaster – AOL News

HONOLULU ― President Donald Trump on Friday declared the recent volcanic eruptions in Hawaii a major disaster, signaling federal agencies to assist with recovery efforts and allowing the state to access federal funding.

The declaration comes after a week of earthquakes, newly opened fissures and devastating lava flows have plagued neighborhoods in the Puna district of Hawaii’s Big Island. Gov. David Ige (D) requested the disaster declaration on Wednesday.

via President Trump declares Hawaii’s devastating eruptions a major disaster – AOL News

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