This page contains selected Internet links on business and personal disaster preparedness and recovery. It is not intended to be complete or authoritative guidance on any of these topics, merely a starting place for individuals and small businesses in the state of Hawai‘i to begin their information search. Please rely on your local, state, or Federal officials for official guidance, instructions, and direction, and contact them with any questions that you might have.
Hawaii State Civil Defense
County of Kaua‘i Civil Defense
City and County of Honolulu Department of Emergency Management
County of Maui Civil Defense
County of Hawai‘i Civil Defense
Federal Emergency Management Agency - www.fema.gov
Businesses seeking disaster recovery assistance are encouraged to contact FEMA to register their request - 1-800-621-FEMA (3362) or visit http://www.fema.gov
FEMA Assistance Available For Residents, Businesses: http://www.fema.gov/news-release/fema-assistance-available-residents-businesses
The Disaster Assistance Process for Individuals: http://www.fema.gov/disaster-assistance-available-fema
U.S. Small Business Administration
If you suffered any disaster related damage you may be eligible for federal disaster assistance. Individuals that are Homeowners and Renters must register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to obtain a FEMA Registration ID Number by calling 1-800-621-3362. The speech or hearing impaired may call (TTY) 1-800-462-7585.
SBA Fact Sheet About Disaster Loans: http://www.sba.gov/category/navigation-structure/loans-grants/small-business-loans/disaster-loans/disaster-loan-fact-sheets
Physical Disaster Business Loans
Loans to businesses to repair or replace disaster damages to property owned by the business, including real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory and supplies. Businesses of any size are eligible. Nonprofit organizations such as charities, churches, private universities, etc. are also eligible: http://www.sba.gov/content/business-physical-disaster-loans
Economic Injury Disaster Business Loans
Loans for working capital to small businesses and small agricultural cooperatives to assist them through the disaster recovery period. EIDL assistance is available only to applicants with no Credit Available Elsewhere - if the business and its owners cannot provide for their own recovery from non-government sources: http://www.sba.gov/content/economic-injury-disaster-loans
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Emergency Loan Assistance to help producers recover from production and physical losses due to drought, flooding, other natural disasters, or quarantine. For information, visit http://www.fsa.usda.gov/Internet/FSA_File/emergency_loan2011.pdf.
American Red Cross Guidance for Business and Industry
Other Useful Preparedness Links