Disaster Preparedness & Recovery

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 - Emergency Management Agency

City and County of Honolulu Department of Emergency Management

County of Maui Civil Defense

County of Hawai‘i Civil Defense

Hawaii Disaster Guide

Hawaii Disaster Guide-Worksheets

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

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: 

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/FSA/webapp?area=home&subject=fmlp&topic=efl.

American Red Cross Guidance for Business and Industry


Other Useful Preparedness Links


The Hawai‘i Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is a program of the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo
funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

This web site provides general information about the Hawai'i SBDC and other resource partners. The information contained in this website is not necessarily complete and does not constitute a contract. Information is subject to change at any given moment without prior notice and at the Hawai‘i SBDC's discretion. 

The Hawai‘i SBDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Hawai‘i SBDC services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Language assistance services are available for individuals with limited English proficiency as well as reasonable accommodations can be made for persons with disabilities.