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June 1, 2006
News Release
HONOLULU, Hawaii -- Applicants who received denial letters declaring them ineligible for disaster assistance can follow a process to appeal decisions, according to state and federal officials. Common reasons for denial include: adequate insurance coverage; damage to a secondary home, not a primary residence; duplicate applications made from the same address; and inability to prove occupancy or ownership.
May 26, 2006
News Release
HONOLULU, Hawaii. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Hawaii State Civil Defense officials continue working in partnership to help Hawaii residents and businesses as they continue their recovery from the severe storms and flooding. More than 275 people were able to visit the state/federal Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC) before their closings at the end of this week.
May 25, 2006
News Release
HONOLULU, Hawaii -- The state/federal Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at Kahala Mall will transition to a U.S. Small Business Administration Business Recovery Center (BRC) beginning Tuesday, May 30. The DRC was originally staffed by federal, state and local officials and by volunteer agencies to provide disaster assistance information and to answer questions from residents and business owners who suffered damages as a result of the severe storms. DRC operations at Kahala Mall will end Saturday, May 27, at close of business, 5 p.m.
May 24, 2006
News Release
HONOLULU, Hawaii -- The Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) at the Kaua’i War Memorial Convention Hall will close on Friday, May 26, at the close of business, 7 p.m. Beginning Tuesday, May 29, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) will re-open as an SBA Outreach Center in a new location at 4280 Rice Street (the former Hale Kauai Building), Lihue, Hawaii.
May 23, 2006
News Release
HONOLULU, Hawaii -- If your small business suffered economic injury as a result of the severe storms, you may be eligible for financial assistance from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The SBA's Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program is available to small businesses in the City and County of Honolulu and Kaua’i County that suffered economic injury from the disaster beginning February 20 to April 2, 2006. Economic injury is the inability of a business to meet its obligations as they mature and to pay its ordinary and necessary operating expenses.
May 19, 2006
News Release
HONOLULU, Hawaii -- State and federal officials will re-open the Disaster Recovery Center (DRC) on Kaua'i at the Kaua'i War Memorial Convention Hall Monday, May 22, to serve individuals and businesses impacted by the recent severe storms and flooding. The DRC located at Kaua'i War Memorial Convention Hall, 4191 Hardy Street , Lihue , Hawaii , will be open May 22-26, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The DRC will be closed Wednesday, May 24.
May 19, 2006
News Release
HONOLULU, Hawaii -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Hawaii State Civil Defense officials continue working in partnership to help Hawaii residents and businesses as they continue their recovery from the severe storms and flooding. This week federal and state officials hosted Public Assistance briefings in Kaua'i and Oahu . Representatives from state and local governments attended to learn about the FEMA Public Assistance (PA) program.
May 18, 2006
News Release
HONOLULU, Hawaii -- As hundreds of residents have registered for disaster assistance for the recent severe storms, many will begin to receive loan packets in the mail from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The SBA application must be completed and returned before further assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), can be considered.
May 15, 2006
News Release
HONOLULU, Hawaii -- Although the storms have passed and much has been cleaned up, every resident affected by the recent severe storms and flooding is encouraged to call and apply for assistance because many types of damage are eligible for assistance. If you’re a homeowner, renter or business owner and you have damage, simply pick up the phone and place a call to register, urge state and federal disaster recovery officials.
May 12, 2006
Disaster Federal Register Notice

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