Mandatory evacuation pau: Leilani Estates residents being allowed to return starting today

  • HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald Civil Defense Administrator Talmadge Magno answers questions Friday during a press conference outside of the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency office in Hilo.
  • HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald Fissure 8 continues to feed a river of lava on July 19 in Leilani Estates.

After more than three months of closure, the mandatory evacuation zone covering much of Leilani Estates has been lifted for residents.