POSTPONED: Lava flow community update meeting Thursday (April 2) in Pahoa


Good morning,

I apologize for the late notice however we will be postponing the Pahoa Community Meeting scheduled for tonight at 6:30 at the Pahoa High School cafeteria. The County and our partner agencies are meeting with FEMA this morning to discuss the closing of the lava flow incident and there will be many questions asked as to what the implications may be with regards to the various projects and expenses incurred in response to the lava flow threat.

It is our goal and desire to provide the community with this information and to share how the federal reimbursement program will apply to the projects and costs. Realizing that for some questions FEMA may need to internally have further discussion as well as for some of the applicant representatives at the meeting there may be a need to provide additional information or to review with their executives; it would be prudent to obtain the final answers and outcomes and share that information at the community meeting. Therefore the meeting will be postponed pending the final outcome of the public assistance program application discussion and review.

We apologize for this inconvenience and look forward to sharing all information with the community.

Thank you,

Darryl J. Oliveira


The next lava flow community update meeting will be held with representatives from Hawai‘i County, Hawai`i County Civil Defense and the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory on Thursday, April 2, at 6:30 p.m. at the Pāhoa High School Cafeteria.

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For more information, contact Hawai‘i County Civil Defense at (808) 935-0031.


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