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Officials worry that future quakes could shut down Highway 11, a vital link between Hilo and a rural district.
A couple from Portland who both suffered burns still managed to shoot video of the mishap.
After Kalapana was devastated in the 1980s, the state laid out a new subdivision complete with utilities. But only now are a few people moving in.
A tour boat mishap that injured 23 people illustrates the danger of getting too close to the spectacle that many want to see.
VIDEO: “Too many people that I know and I care about got affected,” says Candi Salazar.
Taxpayers have spent nearly $10 million, not counting damage to roads and parks. The value of private property lost, damaged or isolated is $372 million.
The state health department is staffing shelters and opening clinics to help people affected by the disaster.
With no end to the disaster in sight, the “Hub” serves up food, supplies, hot showers, massages and a chance to talk story.