Modified sheds donated to house evacuees; state gives county $12M for response efforts

  • HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald In a heavy downpour Thursday, Hawaii National Guard workers and volunteers build the first set of temporary housing units that will consist of 20 modules, each 120 square feet. The units were donated by HPM Building Supply and are being built on Pahoa Sacred Heart Church land behind Tin Shack Bakery in Pahoa.
  • HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald From left, HI-EMA Administrator Tom Travis, FEMA Deputy Federal Coordinating Officer Willie Nunn and Gov. David Ige stand with Mayor Harry Kim during a media briefing Thursday at Hawaii County Civil Defense.

Temporary housing for those displaced by Kilauea volcano will be built later this week, with eligible evacuees to move in soon.