Taxpayers have spent nearly $10 million, not counting damage to roads and parks. The value of private property lost, damaged or isolated is $372 million.
The state health department is staffing shelters and opening clinics to help people affected by the disaster.
With no end to the disaster in sight, the “Hub” serves up food, supplies, hot showers, massages and a chance to talk story.
Civil Beat photographer Anthony Quintano took to the air Tuesday to view the ever-changing volcanic landscape in lower Puna.
The increase would’ve generated about $25 million a year. Instead, the 5-4 vote means service cuts are likely.
The lava is doing a number on counterculture havens, and it’s hard to imagine some of these “Punatics” fitting in anywhere else.
Civil Beat videographer Anthony Quintano just sent back these recent views of the Kilauea hot lava flows.
Kilauea has covered large swathes of the Big Island’s rural Puna district several times over the past century.
West side residents and businesses are dealing with vog and a downturn in business, including some people cancelling their visits.