U.S. Geological Survey 2018 Kilauea Volcano Eruption Response in Hawai'i--After-Action Review [open pdf - 9MB]
From the Executive Summary: "Americans are more at risk from cascading natural hazard events than ever before, and volcanoes hold high potential for catastrophic loss. The response of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) Hawai'ian Volcano Observatory (HVO) to the 2018 Kīlauea Volcano eruption (hereinafter Kīlauea eruption) vividly demonstrates that dedicated civil servants play an indispensable role in mitigating natural hazards and making our society a safer place to live. The HVO, through its core staff and extended support network, responded to the Kīlauea eruption by courageously working through dangerous and exhausting conditions to save lives; reduce economic losses; and mitigate local, national, and international impacts with a variety of adaptive hazard monitoring and emergency response activities."
Open-File Report 2020-1041
U.S. Geological Survey: https://usgs.gov/