HILO, Hawaii – Hawaii County Mayor-elect Harry Kim addressed the Hawaii County Council Committee on Public Safety and Mass Transit on Tuesday, asking them to review concerns from the Puna community regarding the government response to Hurricane / Tropical Storm Iselle and the June 27 lava flow.
Councilwoman Margaret Wille brought forward communication 1072 on behalf of the Unified 4 Puna group in order to have a discussion with the civil defense administrator “on the status of island-wide disaster preparedness for hurricanes, tsunamis, wildfires, and lava flows.” However, much of the testimony focused on the Puna Geothermal Venture steam releases that occurred in recent days.
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HILO, Hawaii (BIVN) - Mayor-elect Kim speaks on behalf of the Unified 4 Puna group concerning the need for open discussion on emergency response.