Hurricane Hector threat passes

Kilauea Disaster Recovery Center reopened today after threat of hurricane passes

The joint federal/state/county disaster recovery center assisting residents with the Kilauea eruption recovery reopened today, Thursday, August 9, after being closed Wednesday due to the threat of severe weather from Hurricane Hector.

Officials with the Federal Emergency Management Agency said the Disaster Recovery Center at the Pahoa Neighborhood Facility, 15-3022 Kauhale Street in Pahoa will be open for business at its normal time of 8:00 a.m. Hours remain 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. weekdays, Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and CLOSED Sundays.

Island residents or businesses who suffered damage or losses as the result of the eruption have until Monday, August 13, to register for assistance with FEMA or the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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 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.

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 disastercustomerservice@sba.gov for more information on SBA disaster assistance. Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing may call (800) 877-8339.

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