Hawaii: Mandatory Evacuations Ordered for Neighborhood in Lava’s Path

HeadlineJun 01, 2018

The Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency has ordered the evacuation of parts of a neighborhood on the state’s Big Island as fast-moving lava from Kilauea volcano threatened to destroy more homes. The evacuation zone is home to some 2,000 people. At least 77 houses have been destroyed since the volcano erupted last month. Officials also warned of the threat of toxic gases, choking ash plumes, and volcanic glass falling from the sky.

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