HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) – The city has developed an online form for Oahu residents to self-report damage to their homes and businesses due to Tuesday’s flooding.
The purpose of this form is to collect information that will help local officials understand the damage that has occurred and the impacts on the community.
Officials said the form is not a request for relief programs, but will help the city determine if federal assistance programs are needed.
Residents who have been affected should take photos of their properties before cleaning up.
When reporting, there are four levels of damage:
- Affected: The house has cosmetic damage. The house is habitable but cleaning may be necessary.
- Minor: The residence has suffered non-structural damage and needs repair, but it is safe to live there.
- Major: Requires major repairs and the house is not safe to live in during these repairs.
- Destroyed: The residence is a total loss or damaged to such an extent that repair is not possible.
The city asked residents to note the following:
- Do not use this form to report immediate life threatening needs. Call 911.
- Reporting damage is a voluntary activity and does not replace reporting damage to your insurance agency, nor does it guarantee disaster assistance.
- Please submit one survey per affected housing unit or business.
- This form is only for damage that occurred in Oahu.
For a detailed list of damage reporting instructions, click here.
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