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Lava Speeds Up And Forces More Evacuations As Despair Grows Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Lava Speeds Up And Forces More Evacuations As Despair Grows

More refugees are likely headed for the Pahoa Community Center, where hundreds already reside. Some have been there for weeks.

Kilauea Eruption Wreaks Havoc On Farms In Several Ways Courtesy of Beverly Tuaolo

Kilauea Eruption Wreaks Havoc On Farms In Several Ways

In addition to lava flows, plants have been burned by toxic gases and irrigation systems have been damaged.

Big Island: It’s Nearly Impossible To Find A Place To Rent These Days Jason Armstrong/Civil Beat

Big Island: It’s Nearly Impossible To Find A Place To Rent These Days

Lava refugees, forced from their homes by the volcano, are squeezing into every available space.

 

Big Island: The Volcano Is Wiping Out Property Values And County Coffers Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Big Island: The Volcano Is Wiping Out Property Values And County Coffers

Losses are mounting in the hundreds of millions of dollars as Kilauea pushes molten lava through neighborhoods.

Big Island: Everyone’s Talking About Pele The Fire Goddess AP

Big Island: Everyone’s Talking About Pele The Fire Goddess

Some mention her casually while others are true believers. But just about everyone in this lava-ravaged region is dropping her name.

Resilience In The Face Of Lava And An Uncertain Future Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Resilience In The Face Of Lava And An Uncertain Future

Evacuees don’t know when they’ll be able to go home — or if they’ll still have homes at all.

Big Island: When You Live In A Volcano’s Shadow, You Go With The Flow Jason Armstrong/Civil Beat

Big Island: When You Live In A Volcano’s Shadow, You Go With The Flow

Just hours before a new eruption threatened a subdivision, residents and visitors were buzzing with excitement.

Big Island: The Days Are Numbered For These Lava Flow Vendors Jason Armstrong/Civil Beat

Big Island: The Days Are Numbered For These Lava Flow Vendors

Hawaii County looks to clear out roadside businesses and relocate the parking lot for its lava flow viewing area. Nearby residents are unhappy.

Big Island: UH Hilo Enrollment Plunges Even As Campus Grows Jason Armstrong/Civil Beat

Big Island: UH Hilo Enrollment Plunges Even As Campus Grows

Millions of dollars have been spent to enlarge and spruce up the university, but there’s a five-year trend of fewer students.