Today is the last day to register for federal assistance for storm damage that occurred on the island of Kauai and Oahu due to severe storms in April. These storms caused flooding, landslides, and mudslides. Residents have until today, Monday, August 27, 2018, to register for disaster assistance with FEMA. Recovery officials urge residents who have yet to register to do so before the deadline.
Survivors may 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.
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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.
August 27 is also the deadline to file a loan application for physical damages with the SBA. Applicants may apply to the SBA online. Applicants may also call SBA’s Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955 or email email@example.com for more information on SBA disaster assistance. Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing may call (800) 877-8339.