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July 19, 2018
HONOLULU—The Disaster Recovery Center in Kea‘au will close on Sundays beginning July 22. Weekdays, the DRC will remain open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. to help Hawai‘i County residents who suffered losses...
July 19, 2018
HONOLULU – The Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Kaua’i County and the City and County of Honolulu will close permanently at 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 28. The DRCs are open to assist survivors...
July 18, 2018
Q: Does it usually take more than two months after a disaster to receive additional FEMA assistance? A disaster declaration was approved on May 8, 2018 for Public Assistance, which provides...
July 17, 2018
Residents who live in Leilani Estates west of Pomaikai Street, in the county’s Voluntary Evacuation Zone and who were denied Rental Assistance by FEMA are encouraged to ask the agency to re-inspect...
July 16, 2018
HILO, HI—Hawaii-born Jeanne Johnston can still vividly recall the huge tsunami that devastated the big island of Hawai’i in 1946. Johnston, now a FEMA mitigation specialist, was living in her...
July 16, 2018
HONOLULU – Recovery from the April severe storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides, in the City and County of Honolulu and Kaua’i County is underway. On June 27, 2018, individuals and households...
July 16, 2018
Individual Assistance (IA) provides financial assistance and direct services to eligible individuals and households who have uninsured and underinsured necessary expenses and serious needs.  The...
July 13, 2018
HONOLULU – The Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) in Hanalei and Honolulu will have new hours beginning Monday, July 16. The DRCs will be open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m....
July 12, 2018
Registering for Aid with FEMA May Cover RepairsHONOLULU—Residents of Hawai’i County who have felt the ground rumble beneath their homes as a result of the ongoing Kilauea eruptions and earthquakes...
July 12, 2018
Kaua’i County and the City and County of Honolulu residents who have registered with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for disaster assistance have the right to appeal any of the agency’s...