Kilauea volcano has been erupting almost continuously for about five weeks. The latest estimate of property losses came after Hawaii Governor David Ige signed a document that enables financial support from a state disaster relief fund. People that have private property in the affected areas will still own their land, though it will need to be reassessed once the lava stops flowing.
Kim, who had previously said it would take a minimum of $5 million per mile to fix roads ravaged by Kilauea, said the $12 million will help Hawaii County "focus on the critical tasks of making life better for our people affected by the eruption".
The lava is "enough to cover Manhattan 6.5 feet deep" and fill 11.3 million average dump trucks, it said. About 100 structures had been destroyed before the latest eruption, but about 500 homes in the communities of Kapoho Beach Lots and Vacationland were in the direct path of the lava.
The river of lava then spread out into a towering blob about a half-mile (800 meters) wide as it crept through the flat, open landscape of the subdivisions, swallowing everything in its path over the following few days. "I'm talking about 600 families".
The smoke is a result of the lava hitting the ocean water, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.
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Plumes of volcanic ash belched into the air by periodic daily explosions from the crater at Kilauea's summit have posed an additional nuisance and health hazard to nearby communities.
Seaside residents and boaters also have been warned to avoid noxious clouds of laze - a term derived from the words "lava" and "haze" - formed when lava reacts with seawater to form a mix of acid fumes, steam and glass-like particles when it flows into the ocean.
Thousands of residents have been left shell-shocked by the devastation that's been pounding the island.
In addition to property damage, the eruption has severed highways, knocked out power and telephone services and shut down a geothermal plant that usually provides about a quarter of the island's power.