Hawaii homeowners can still seek flood relief from FEMA
Homeowners, renters and business owners on Oahu and Kauai have until Saturday to seek help to repair damage from the severe storms and flooding earlier this year.
So far, 547 people applied for disaster assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Applications will continue to be processed after Saturday.
Those affected by the disaster may qualify for grants to repair damaged homes, replacement grants for serious disaster-related needs and expenses not covered by insurance and U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest loans to repair damaged property.
To apply to FEMA, call toll-free (800) 621-FEMA or (800) 462-7585 for hearing- or speech-impaired. Phone lines are open Monday to Saturday, 5 a.m. to 6 p.m. Apply online at www.fema.gov.
SBA customer service representatives are available to answer questions regarding the disaster loan program and application process:
Kahala Mall: 4211 Waialae Ave., Suite B-7, Honolulu 96816. Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Kualoa Ranch: 49-560 Kamehameha Highway, Kaaawa 96730. Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
SBA Outreach Center: Transportation Security Administration, Lihue Airport, 4280 Rice St., Lihue 96766. Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Contact SBA at (800) 659-2955 or email@example.com.
For more information, visit www.sba.gov/disaster. The deadline to apply for SBA loans is Monday.