Hawaii Prepares for Evacuations as Lava Flow Moves Within Yards of Homes

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Residents of the village of Pāhoa in Hawaii are preparing for evacuations, as lava moves dangerously close to homes. The lava flow from the Kīlauea volcano was just 100 yards from the nearest home as of Monday morning

The Puna lava flow speeded its descent down a sloping hillside over the weekend, covering a roadway and moving across a cemetery.

This drone footage from Oct. 25 shows the proximity of the lava to structures. Smoke advisories have been issued for the surrounding area.

The lava has crept towards the residential area for months, after first flowing from the volcano back in June. Kīlauea is the most active of Hawaii’s volcanoes Read more…

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