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Kīlauea Recovery Timeline Descriptions


Composite: National Disaster Recovery Framework + County Eruption Recovery Planning Process

1.Foreground image: County Recovery Process

  1. Action Near-Term
    • Priorities
      • Quarter 4 2018
    • Objectives
      • Quarter 1 2019
      • Quarter 2 2019
      • Quarter 3 2019
    • Strategies
      • Quarter 4 2019
  2. Action Long-Term
    • Action Framework
      • 2020 and Beyond

2. Background image: National Disaster Framework

  1. Response
    • Short Term (days)
  2. Transition
    • Intermediate (weeks to months)
  3. Long-Term Recovery
    • Long-Term (months to years)

County of Hawaiʻi Recovery Timeline

  1. Action on Near and Short-Term Opportunities
    • Prioritizing Our Goals
      • Quarter 4, 2018
    • Learning About Our Opportunities and Needs
      • Quarter 1, 2019
      • Quarter 2, 2019
      • Quarter 3, 2019
    • Vetting Our Scenarios and Strategies
      • Quarter 4, 2019
  2. Action on Long-Term Opportunities
    • Action Framework for Recovery & Resilience
      • 2020

Recovery Support Functions

  • Health and Social Services
  • Housing
  • Economic
  • Natural and Cultural Resources
  • Infrastructure Systems

Prioritizing Our Goals

Quarter 4, 2018

Community Input (Prioritizing Our Goals)

  • What changes and impacts from the Kīlauea eruption have you seen and/or experienced that affect the Puna CDP Goals?
  • How do we heal as a community?


Input via Talk Story Sessions and Surveys

Learning About Our Opportunities and Needs

Quarter 1, 2019

Technical Input

Outstanding Housing Needs Count; Volcanic Risk Assesment

Key Decision Point

Puna Action Committee - Recommendation on Goals Prioritization

Technical Input

Economic Impact Assessment; Fiscal Impact Assessment

Quarter 2, 2019

Community Learning and Input (Understanding Our Recovery Opportunities and Needs, Clarifying Our Objectives)

  • What are our outstanding household needs (micro) and community-wide impacts (macro)
  • What are our permanent housing needs and options?
  • What and where are our economic opportunities by sector? What’s appropriate for our community and ʻāina?
  • How do we protect and preserve our natural and cultural resources?
  • What are our risks and fiscal imapcts? What infrastructure do we need to support our recovery efforts?


Learning and Input via Talk Story Sessions, Workshops, Forums, and Surveys

Quarter 3, 2019

Key Decision Point

Puna Action Committee - Identifies and Recommends Prioritization of Objectives

Objectives Inform Mayor, Recovery Manager, CD Administrator, Planning Director

Vetting Our Scenarios and Strategies

Quarter 4, 2019

Community Analysis & Input (Assessing Our Strategies, Understanding the Trade-offs)

  • Policy Changes
  • Capital Improvement Project (CIP) Projects
  • Actions at the Community, County, State, and/or Federal levels


Analysis & Input via Talk Story Sessions and Interactive Scenario Planning Activities

Key Decision Point

Decision-makers adopt & implement recovery strategies through General Plan update, CDP implementation and updates, Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan update, Community Driven Action, among others.

  • Mayor, County Council, County Departments
  • Puna Action Committee
  • Families, Business, Communities


Outcomes for Actions Moving Forward

  • Meeting the needs of the households.
  • Everyone’s permanent housing need is met.
  • Business, employers, and employees have rebounded.
  • Valued natural and cultural resources identified, protected, and preserved.
  • Infrastructure has been developed that addresses community needs.