Big Island Disaster Recovery Centers Closing Soon

(KHNL) - People in Hawaii County who suffered losses due to the earthquakes are urged to visit a State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Center, which will be closing soon.  The following Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) remain open:

N. Kohala, open through November 18, Senior Center, Old Courthouse, 54-3900 Akoni Pule Highway, Kapaau.  Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Waimea, open through November 21, Parker Ranch Shopping Center, 67-1185 Lindsey Rd., Suite H139.  Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Monday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Naalehu, open Thursday, November 16 and Friday November 17.  A mobile unit will be located at the Naalehu Park and Community Center.  Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Hawaii County residents who suffered losses or damages as a result of the earthquake can foow up on their registrations at any of the DRCs.

Those affected by the disaster are urged to register for assistance first by calling toll-free 1-+800-621-FEMA (3362) or 1-800-462-7585 (TTY) for the hearing and speech impaired, from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. (local time), seven days a week.