Lava from Kilauea Volcano Threatens Hawaiian Town

Lava from Kilauea Volcano Threatens Hawaiian Town

“Everybody, including myself, is quite nervous,” Rod Macland told CNN affiliate KITV-TV. “We don’t know. We can’t see the future. The flow does what the flow does.”

On Hawaii’s Big Island, Kilauea Volcano erupts and exposes Pahoa Village to a 2,000-degree river of lava on Monday, November 3, according to reported that the lava flow is moving only 10mph after it destroyed private property. The lava is still continuing to move toward more homes and other structures as is nears Pahoa Village Road.

Unfortunately, the lava was about 200 yards from the closest home and moving in a northeast direction on Tuesday morning. In some places in this community of about 950 residents, the lava is chest high, reported

“Most people have vacated,” Hawaii County Civil Defense worker Francesca Martin-Howe told CNN affiliate KHON-TV. “They have moved out of their homes. There are only a few people left.”

The people who lived and visited there have been escaping the lava through the main village road, which, unfortunately, has been partially closed due to installments of heat- resistant poles to keep the heat of the lava from the electric wires, reported

“That accommodation is being made to ‘provide for a means of closure,’” Hawaii County Civil Defense Director Darryl Oliveira said Monday, according to “You can only imagine the frustration as well as … despair they’re going through.”