Hawaii County residents with losses as a result of the Kilauea eruptions and earthquakes have through Monday, August 13, 2018 to register for disaster assistance with FEMA.
Recovery officials urge residents who have yet to register to do so by visiting the Disaster Recovery Center now located at the Pāhoa Neighborhood Facility, 15-3022 Kauhale Street in Pāhoa.
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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. The center is closed on Sundays.
Survivors may also register online or by phone at 800-621-3362 or 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 U.S. Small Business Administration.
These loans are available to businesses, private nonprofits, homeowners and renters to cover losses not fully compensated by insurance or other recoveries.
Aug. 13 is also the deadline to file a loan application for physical damages with the SBA.
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