Disaster bill packed with aid for Big Island, including funds for HVNP, HVO, farmers

Lava flows from Kilauea volcano’s lower Easte Rift Zone in Puna in this May 19, 2018, U.S. Geological Survey photo. (USGS photo, file/Special to WHT)

HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald file photo Piihonua resident Margaret Collins looks out over flood damage from Hurricane Lane in the Piihonua neighborhood Aug. 24, 2018, in Hilo.

HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald In this Aug. 23, 2018, photo, people stand near flood waters from Hurricane Lane in Hilo.

HILO — The long-delayed $19.1 billion disaster relief bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives on Monday contains some “sorely needed” funds for Hawaii Island and other parts of the state struggling to recover from natural disasters.