Disaster Recovery Centers to open in Honolulu and Kauai Counties

Posted on Jun 28, 2018 in Latest News

June 28, 2018
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HIEMA News Desk: 808-733-4300 X 522
FEMA News Desk: 808-851-7944
SBA PIO: 916-764-9918

HONOLULU – Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC), jointly operated by the state of Hawai‘i and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), will open in Kaua‘i and Honolulu Counties. The center will offer residents affected by the April flooding, mudslides and landslides that took place in the City and County of Honolulu and Kaua‘i County, a one-stop shop for disaster assistance.

The center locations are:

Kaua‘i
• Hanalei Elementary School Cafeteria; 5-5415 Kuhio Hwy, Hanalei, HI
 Service: FEMA; Small Business Administration (SBA); State and County Agencies
Opens Friday, 6/29/18; open daily from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
In observance of Independence Day on Wednesday, July 4, modified hours will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

• Kōloa Elementary School Humanities Room; 3223 Poipu Road, Koloa, HI
 Service: FEMA registration/intake; SBA; County Agencies
Opens Friday, 6/29/18; open Thursday- Saturday from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

• Kapa‘a Elementary School Cafeteria: 4886 Kawaihau Road, Kapaa, HI
 Service: FEMA registration/intake; SBA; County Agencies
 Opens Sunday, 7/1/18; open Sunday-Wednesday from 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
In observance of Independence Day on Wednesday, July 4, modified hours will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Oahu
• Aina Haina Elementary ; 801 W. Hind Drive, Honolulu, HI
 Service: FEMA; SBA; State Agencies
Opens Friday, 6/29/18; open daily from 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
In observance of Independence Day on Wednesday, July 4, modified hours will be from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

• Keolu Elementary; 1416 Keolu Drive, Kailua, HI
 Service: FEMA registration/intake; SBA
Opens Monday, 7/2/18; open daily from 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM
In observance of Independence Day on Wednesday, July 4, modified hours
will be from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Federal Disaster Assistance American Sign Language video (FEMA Registration Process – Home Inspections) https://youtu.be/lIPRL0A2D14

Staffing the DRC are representatives from FEMA, the State, the U.S. Small Business Administration, state and local agencies. Survivors can meet face to face to have their questions answered and may register at the DRC.

Applicants should have the following information at hand:
• Social Security number
• Address of the damaged primary residence
• Description of the damage
• Insurance information
• A current contact telephone number
• An address where they can receive mail
• Bank account and routing numbers for direct deposit of funds

Survivors can also apply 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. HST seven days a week.
To apply for SBA low-interest disaster loans, business owners, private nonprofits, homeowners and renters can visit the disaster recovery center for one-on-one assistance or apply online using SBA’s secure website at https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela.
In addition, applicants can get more information on SBA disaster assistance by calling SBA’s
Customer Service Center at (800) 659-2955, by visiting www.sba.gov/disaster, or by emailing
disastercustomerservice@sba.gov. Individuals who are deaf or hard of hearing may call
800- 877-8339.
Paper applications may be requested, and completed paper applications should be mailed to U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155.
FEMA’s mission is to helping people before, during and after disasters.
All FEMA disaster assistance will be provided without discrimination on the grounds of race, color, sex (including sexual harassment), religion, national origin, age, disability, limited English proficiency, economic status, or retaliation. If you believe your civil rights are being violated, call 800-621-3362 or 800-462-7585(TTY/TDD).
The SBA is the federal government’s primary source of money for the long-term rebuilding of disaster-damaged private property. SBA helps businesses of all sizes, private nonprofit organizations, homeowners and renters fund repairs or rebuilding efforts and cover the cost of replacing lost or disaster-damaged personal property. These disaster loans cover losses not fully compensated by insurance or other recoveries and do not duplicate benefits of other agencies or organizations. For more information, applicants may contact SBA’s Disaster Assistance Customer Service Center by calling 800-659-2955, emailing disastercustomerservice@sba.gov, or visiting SBA’s website at www.sba.gov/disaster. Deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals may call 800-877-8339 (TTY).
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Richard Rapoza
Public Information Officer
Hawaii Emergency Management Agency

richard.d.rapoza@hawaii.gov
808-733-4300 ext. 522
808-392-0780 (cell)
ready.hawaii.gov