FEMA gets green light: Ige’s request for federal aid approved; Disaster Recovery Center opens today

HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald Nearby lava activity creates a red glow that blankets downtown Pahoa Wednesday evening, looking southeast on Pahoa Village Road.

President Trump approved on Thursday Gov. David Ige’s request for federal individual assistance programs to aid residents affected by the Kilauea eruption, just one day after the request was made.