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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.
Twenty fissures have opened since the Kilauea volcano began erupting 12 days ago, destroying nearly two dozen homes.
Diverting a lava flow is not as easy as some people — including then-Lt. Col. George Patton — once thought.
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.
In total, there have now been 18 lava outbreaks, destroying at least two dozen homes and prompting evacuation orders for 2,000 residents.