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Hawai‘i Island Set To Receive More Than $61 Million In New Federal Disaster Relief Funding For 2018 Kilauea Eruption

Federal Funds Will Be Used To Repair Roads On Hawai‘i Island

HONOLULU – U.S. Senator Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i) today announced that Hawai‘i County will receive $61,434,523.20 million in new federal disaster relief funding. This grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be used to repair roads that were destroyed during the 2018 Kilauea eruption. 

“Hawai‘i Island is still recovering from the eruption of Kilauea, and this new federal funding will be a big help,” said Senator Schatz, a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee. “I will continue fighting for federal resources to assist in our state's recovery efforts.”

The funding will be used to repair roads that were damaged due to the 2018 Kilauea eruptions, including Highway 137, Pohoiki Road, Leilani Avenue, Hinalo Street, Lauone Street, Honuaula Street, and Lighthouse Road. The Hawai‘i County Department of Public Works is expected to make repairs to additional roads as necessary.