Biden pledges $95 million to shore up Hawaii’s electric grid after deadly wildfires

The federal government will provide $95 million to shore up Hawaii’s electric grid in the wake of deadly wildfires, President Joe Biden announced Wednesday.

The money “means investments to make sure electricity can continue to reach homes, hospitals and water stations, even during intense storms,” Biden said at a White House event on disaster recovery.

The funding will also enable the Pacific island state to bury more power lines, replace old electrical poles and clear overgrown brush around them, said Biden.