Lawmakers continue push for evacuation plans following 2018 Kilauea eruption

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Published: Apr. 15, 2022 at 7:48 AM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Nearly four years after the 2018 Kilauea eruption, there are still no current evacuation plans for five Hawaii Island lava zones.

State lawmakers adopted a resolution in 2021 asking the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency to make those evacuation plans.

Now, lawmakers are working on a new resolution, urging HI-EMA to finish those plans before next year’s legislative session begins.

According to the resolution, HI-EMA said staffing issues have slowed the creation of the evacuation plans.

The Kilauea eruption in May 2018 destroyed hundreds of homes and covered parts of Lower Puna.

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