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Hawaii County officials announced they will begin handing out free masks to prevent people from breathing in ash.
The state is forming a joint task force to handle mass evacuations of the Puna district if lava flows cover major roads and isolates the area.
Civil Beat’s Anthony Quintano talks about his experiences shooting the eruptions and lava flows on Kilauea.
Losses are mounting in the hundreds of millions of dollars as Kilauea pushes molten lava through neighborhoods.
Affordable housing in the fast-growing Puna area comes with a big risk — several communities have been wiped out by earlier lava flows.
Photos from Honolulu Civil Beat’s Anthony Quintano offer a look at the spectacle of lava and steam as new volcanic fissures open up.
Scientists said internal conditions at Kilauea are changing in a way that could lead to an explosive eruption.
The state expects to spend $3 million to protect residents during the next month.
Lava flows from Kilauea, one of the earth’s most active volcanos, have already destroyed 36 structures in the Puna District of the Big Island.