NEWS RELEASE: Disaster Registration Deadline for Kilauea Damage Extended Through Sept. 12Posted on Aug 13, 2018 in Information and News Releases, News Stories
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August 10, 2018
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NEWS RELEASE: Disaster Registration Deadline for Kilauea Damage Extended Through Sept. 12
HONOLULU — The deadline for Hawai’i County residents to register with FEMA for disaster assistance for losses resulting from the Kilauea eruptions and earthquakes has been extended through Sept.12, 2018.
Recovery officials encourage residents who have yet to register to do so by visiting the Disaster Recovery Center located at the Pahoa Neighborhood Facility, 15-3022 Kauhale Street in Pahoa. Hours at the recovery center are from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, until further notice. The center is closed on Sundays.
Disaster assistance can include FEMA grants for temporary housing, home repairs and replacement, as well as low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). These loans are available to businesses, private nonprofits, homeowners and renters to cover losses not fully compensated by insurance or other recoveries.
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 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. seven days a week.
Sept. 12 is also the deadline to file a loan application for physical damages with the SBA. 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 [email protected] for more information on SBA disaster assistance. Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing may
call (800) 877-8339.
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.