Hawaii Island police report that a Puna man has been charged with burglary under a state law that provides for enhanced sentencing for certain crimes committed during a state of emergency. 214 more words
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If the lava on the Big Island crosses major roads, residents fear they could see a repeat of the isolation they felt during the aftermath of tropical storm Iselle, which also caused voting headaches in Puna. 178 more words
The lava flow in Puna is moving faster. What does that mean for homes and a major highway that could be in its path?
“We thought it would be out of the forested area on to some open ground, but it’s not,” said Darryl Oliveira, Hawaii County Civil Defense Administrator. 133 more words
September 16, 2014
It’s easy to envy residents of Hawaii’s Big Island—they enjoy some of the cleanest air and darkest skies on Earth, their soothing ocean breezes ensure that the always warm daytime highs remain quite comfortable, and the bathtub-warm Pacific keeps overnight lows from straying far from the 70-degree mark. 978 more words