Hawaii News Rain-soaked Kauai County to get millions in federal aid By Star-Advertiser staff April 19, 2012 Mahalo for supporting Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Enjoy this free story! Read more Mahalo for reading the Honolulu Star-Advertiser! You're reading a premium story. Read the full story with our Print & Digital Subscription. Subscribe Now Read this story for free: Watch an ad or complete a survey Log In Already a subscriber? Log in now to continue reading this story. Activate Digital Account Print subscriber but without online access? Activate your Digital Account now. President Barack Obama signed a disaster declaration for Kauai County on Wednesday, making available millions in federal money to repair damage incurred by flooding and landslides on the Garden Isle March 3-11. "I am grateful that our president recognizes that Hawaii has also had its share of recent severe weather …," said Gov. Neil Abercrombie, who made the request for federal aid. Up to 17 inches of rain fell in a 24-hour period on Kauai, causing flooding and the evacuation of Anahola residents. Besides assistance for emergency work and the replacement of public facilities on Kauai, the declaration will allow the counties to receive federal grants to take steps to lessen the chances of damage from a disaster. The Hawaii State Civil Defense said the state qualified for repairs to government infrastructure on Kauai that preliminary assessment identified at $2 million, including $1.2 million to the roads. The Federal Emergency Management Agency said additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by further damage assessments. Previous Story Publishing industry angry that Pulitzers snubbed fiction Next Story Changes afoot to TheBus routes 'not a done deal'