HONOLULU—The Disaster Recovery Center in Kea’au will remain open on July 4th from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. to assist Hawai’i County residents who suffered losses from the Kilauea eruptions and earthquakes.
The DRC is located in the Kea‘au High School Gymnasium, 16-725 Kea‘au-Pahoa Rd., Kea‘au, HI 96749. The center is staffed by representatives of FEMA, the U.S. Small Business Administration, state and county and voluntary agencies.
Survivors may also register online at DisasterAssistance.gov or by phone at 800-621-3362 or (TTY) 800-462-7585. Applicants who use 711 or Video Relay service may call 800-621-3362.
The toll-free numbers are open 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. seven days a week.
Disaster assistance can include FEMA grants for temporary housing, home repairs and replacement, as well as low-interest disaster loans from the SBA. These loans are available to businesses, private nonprofits, homeowners and renters to cover losses not fully compensated by insurance or other recoveries.