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West side residents and businesses are dealing with vog and a downturn in business, including some people cancelling their visits.
The last weeks of the school year were hard on some Big Island schools, and there’s concern about what’ll happen when they reopen Aug. 6.
Lava-formed land masses within the national park become federal land, and any ocean entries outside the park become state land.
Better technology has meant scientists have been able to accurately forecast Kilauea’s behavior as it sputters over Puna.
More than 200 evacuees are staying at a regional recreational center in Pahoa, with some living in tents and vehicles.
The flames are caused by methane, a gas produced when lava buries and burns plants and trees.
“There are many unpredictable things that could happen,” says the head of the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency.
A naturally occurring berm has so far halted the flow’s advance, but officials warn if the lava does hit the plant’s underground wells it could trigger the release of poisonous gases.