Disaster Assistance and Recovery Center to Open on Hawaii Following Iselle

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA), formerly State Civil Defense, and the County of Hawaii will set up Disaster Assistance and Recovery Centers (DARCs) on the island of Hawaii to provide information and services to people whose property was damaged when Tropical Storm Iselle made landfall on Aug. 7.

The DARCs will open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on the following specified dates and locations:

Thursday, Aug. 14, to Friday, Aug. 15

Pahoa Community Center

15-2910 Puna Rd.

Saturday, Aug. 16, to Sunday, Aug. 17

Mountain View Gym

18-1345 A Volcano Rd.

State and county agencies along with not-for-profit, non-governmental agencies will be on hand at the DARCs to provide information on available services. Information gathered from visitors to the DARCs will help HI-EMA and Hawaii County evaluate whether the criteria for a federal disaster declaration has been met.


For more information on the DARCs, contact HI-EMA at (808) 733-4300 or askcivildefense@scd.hawaii.gov.


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Media Contact:

Shelly Kunishige

Public Information Officer

808-733-4300 or 808-620-5408