HONOLULU—The FEMA/State Disaster Recovery Center moves to a new location in Pāhoa and opens Monday, July 30 at 8 a.m.
The DRC will be located at the Pāhoa Neighborhood Facility, 15-3022 Kauhale Street. It will be open on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and closed on Sundays.
Recovery officials urge residents with Kilauea-related loses who have yet to register to do so by visiting the DRC. The center is staffed by representatives of FEMA, the U.S. Small Business Administration and others who can support the recovery process.
Survivors may also register with FEMA 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.
Applicants may apply to the SBA online at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela. Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on SBA disaster assistance. Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing may call (800) 877-8339.
The DRC now at Kea‘au High School will maintain regular hours before ending operations on Saturday, July 28 at 4 p.m.
FEMA’s mission is helping people before, during, and after disasters.
The SBA is the federal government’s primary source of money for the long-term rebuilding of disaster-damaged private property. SBA helps businesses of all sizes, private nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters fund repairs or rebuilding efforts and cover the cost of replacing lost or disaster-damaged personal property. These disaster loans cover losses not fully compensated by insurance or other recoveries and do not duplicate benefits of other agencies or organizations.