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Kea‘au Disaster Recovery Center to Close Sundays

July 19, 2018, 10:32 AM HST
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Disaster Recovery Center at the Kea‘au High School Gym. PC: Hi-EMA

The Disaster Recovery Center at the Kea‘au High School Gym 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 from the Kīlauea eruptions and earthquakes.

The center will be open on Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Located at Kea‘au High School Gymnasium, 16-725 Kea‘au-Pāhoa Road, the center is staffed by representatives of FEMA, the U.S. Small Business Administration, and state, county and voluntary agencies.

Victims may also register online at DisasterAssistance.gov or by phone at (800) 621-3362 or (TTY) (800) 462-7585.

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Applicants who use 711 or Video Relay service may call (800) 621-3362.

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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.

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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.

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