The state says they're working closely with their federal counterparts to help minimize the impact the shutdown has on Hawaii.
"We're hopeful that they can come to a resolution sooner than later, but obviously we're going to take a very proactive approach in making sure that we understand the full impacts and what necessary things we can do to minimize the impacts to the residents of Hawaii," Lt. Gov. Shan Tsutsui said.
State Finance Director Kalbert Young says the state has over $2 billion worth of federally-funded programs.
So far, none of those programs have been cut.
Federal employees who are unemployed due to the government shutdown may apply for unemployment insurance benefits. However, if Congress ultimately acts to retroactively pay federal employees that were furloughed, then those employees will likely be required to reimburse the State for benefits received.
To apply for benefits online visit this website from 6:30 a.m. to 11 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. on weekends and holidays.
People can also call Hawaii Teleclaims at 643-5555 from 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday to Friday.
A 43-year-old woman was rushed to the hospital after an accident involving a truck at Pier 39.
An investigation is underway on Maui after a body was found in a ditch.
Honolulu police have closed two lanes of the H-1 Freeway after a truck spilled cement and gravel.