(BIVN) – Another public meeting on the Kilauea eruption was held Wednesday night in Pahoa, where residents once again had the chance to ask county officials about the ongoing recovery effort.
Although the eruption has dramatically waned, it is not over yet, scientists say. Therefor, many of the restrictions that have frustrated residents remain in place for the time being.
Residents pleaded with county officials to open access to Pohoiki, which – nearly taken by lava – has been reborn as a sprawling black sand beach.
County planners talked briefly about future planning initiatives that they say will rely on community input. Representatives from the Hawaii Electric Light Company talked about their effort to restore power, in phases, to Leilani Estates, in anticipation of the eventual lifting of the mandatory evacuation order.