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Recovery Frequently Asked Questions

Find Answers to Commonly Asked Recovery Questions

FAQs are updated and new FAQs are added on a regular basis to ensure accuracy. If you have an unanswered question, please utilize our contact form and we will get back to you as soon as possible. 
  • Funding

    • What is CDBG-DR?

    • What can CDBG-DR be used for?

    • Are there prohibited uses of CDBG-DR funds?

    • Who gets CDBG-DR funding?

    • How much CDBG-DR funding did the County of Hawaiʻi get?

    • What is the process to get CDBG-DR?

    • When will CDBG-DR funds be awarded?

  • Housing

    • Will buyouts be offered to property owners in areas affected by the 2018 Kīlauea Eruption?

  • Impacts

    • How much damage was caused by the 2018 eruption?

  • Infrastructure & Rebuilding

    • What is the status of Highway 132?

    • Can individual sections of Highway 132 be accessed by residents and farmers as they are completed?

    • What is the status of Lighthouse Road?

    • What is the status of Highway 137?

    • What is the status of Pohoiki Road?

    • When will more roads reopen?

    • When will electricity be restored to isolated homes?

    • Will water service be restored?

    • What is a Risk Assessment?

    • What is the status of the Kīlauea Eruption Risk Assessment?

  • Recovery

    • What is recovery?

    • How long does recovery take?

    • How can I help with recovery?

    • How are recovery decisions made?

    • How is recovery organized?

    • Trespassers are entering my property to view the new lava fields and features or to cross the lava to access the coastline. What should I do to protect myself and my property from trespassers and liability?

    • What do I do if I still need recovery assistance?

    • When does recovery occur?

    • Who is in charge of recovery?

  • Visitor

    • Can I fly a drone over the lava flow field?

    • How many volcanoes comprise Hawaiʻi Island?