Hundreds who lost homes in 2018 eruption could be eligible for up to $230K

  • Tribune-Herald file photo This aerial photo shows fissure 8 spewing lava July 19, 2018, in Leilani Estates during Kilauea volcano’s lower East Rift Zone eruption.

  • Courtesy of KIEBA BLACKLIDGE Kieba Blacklidge’s former home in Lanipuna Gardens, which was destroyed by the 2018 eruption of Kilauea volcano.

  • Tribune-Herald file photo Lava from fissure 8 fills Kapoho Bay, left, and covers Champagne Ponds on June 4, 2018, in lower Puna.

Former Puna residents whose homes were destroyed by the 2018 Kilauea eruption can choose to sell their properties to the county through a nearly $80 million recovery program.