As Lane goes away, focus turns to recovery

HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald Ray Todd and Ethel Mann stand with their son, Ben Todd, in front of a massive sinkhole in their backyard Saturday near Papaikou.
HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald Garry Pammer stands on debris from flood damage in his driveway Saturday in Paukaa.
HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald Mud covers the floor of the Pammer residence Saturday in Paukaa.
HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald Flood waters pushed out the wall in the lower level of the Pammer resdience in Paukaa.
HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald The lower level of the Todd residence was flooded near Papaikou.
Courtesy photo Flood waters pour into a sink hole in the backyard of the Todd residence near Papaikou.

Hawaii County will begin damage assessments today after windward areas were walloped by days of torrential rain and severe flooding from Tropical Storm Lane.