(BIVN) – Several residents from Leilani Estates and Kapoho, the two areas of Puna that suffered the greatest impacts from the 2018 eruption of Kīlauea Volcano, expressed frustration with the recovery process on Tuesday.
The residents spoke at the Hawaiʻi County Council Finance Committee meeting, where the administration was scheduled to give an eruption recovery presentation.
One year ago this week, lava bubbling within the Fissure 8 vent began crusting over, signaling the end of the destructive lower East Rift Zone eruption. Over 700 structures were destroyed, and a true sense of normalcy still eludes many, including those who did not lose their homes.
NOTE: We will be publishing the video of the discussion between the council and the administration in a following story.