Kilauea Disaster Recovery Center to close permanently as eruption settles

Kilauea Disaster Recovery Center to close permanently as eruption settles
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BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) - After assisting residents impacted by the Kilauea eruption for months, the Kilauea Disaster Recovery Center in Pahoa is closing its doors as volcanic activity tapers off.

It's another sign that normalcy continues to return to hard-hit areas of Hawaii Island following the historic eruption.

The center has provided resources for homeowners in light of the landscape-changing eruption.

Located at the Pahoa Neighborhood Facility, the joint federal, state and county center will remain in operation between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. until Sept. 28.

After that date, homeowners who have applied for assistance with FEMA are encouraged to continue to monitor their applications directly with the federal agency.

Additional resources can be found by going online here to DisasterAssistance.gov, or by downloading the FEMA mobile app. Residents can also call 800-621-3362; TTY 800-462-7585. Applicants who use 711 or Video Relay Service may call 800-621-3362.

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