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FEMA Registration Deadline for Kīlauea Damage is Aug. 13

August 2, 2018, 11:55 AM HST
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Big Island residents with losses as a result of the Kīlauea eruptions and earthquakes have through Monday, Aug. 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 St. in Pāhoa.

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 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.

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Aug. 13, 2018, 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.

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