FEMA reopens Kilauea disaster recovery center for residents affected by eruptions

FEMA reopens Kilauea disaster recovery center for residents affected by eruptions
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KILAUEA VOLCANO, BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) - Federal Emergency Management officials reopened the disaster recovery center for Big Island residents affected by the Kilauea eruptions on Monday.

The multi-agency center was closed since noon Wednesday due to severe weather and flooding brought by then-Hurricane Lane.

The Disaster Recovery Center, at the Pahoa Neighborhood Facility on 15-3022 Kauhale St., will be open for business from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends.

The center will be closed on Sundays.

Big Island residents who suffered serious property damage, or loss due to Kilauea's destructive flows have until Sept. 12 to register for federal assistance, according to FEMA officials.

Available disaster assistance includes 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 forms of aid.

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