Housing buyout program enables victims of 2018 Kilauea eruption to get on with their lives

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Kieba Blacklidge last week pets her dog, Austi, in her new home and gym in Hawaiian Beaches. Austi was rescued while Blacklidge was on the mainland during the 2018 lava flow and was the only thing recovered from Blacklidge's property.

Four years after her home and business were destroyed in the Kilauea eruption, Kieba Blacklidge has finally been able to move on.