Big Island Builders: Rebuilding life after the volcano (Special Report Part 1)

HILO, HI — Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano is in a lull after erupting for five months, according to geologists.

Lava from the eruption has destroyed over 700 homes, and buried hundreds of acres of farmland, including one Filipino family’s fruit and vegetable farm.

In this special report, our correspondent Lenn Almadin Thornhill takes a look at how residents like Gloria Aguinaldo, Mitch Gacula, and local governments are finding ways to rebuild back the community’s livelihood after such irreversible destruction.

U.S. Senator Mazie Hirono announced recently that $483,000 in federal funds will soon be available for affected Puna farmers.

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