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Park facilities require longterm repairs after they housed Kilauea lava evacuees for more than four months.
Kilauea volcano created a dramatic new landscape including black-sand beaches. But “it’s a rough walk” to get there.
Public agencies and private organizations devised massive relief efforts, but “they knew a lot less about living rough than we did,” said one evacuee.
In spite of the recent lava breakout, there can be a bright future for the park in 2066, the 150th anniversary of its founding.
Geologists say lava has mostly stopped flowing, and sulfur dioxide emissions are the lowest they’ve been since 2007.
Transportation questions loom large as residents and the national park try to navigate a return to normalcy.
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.