The owner of a burglarized home in Leilani Estates subdivision realized someone was on his property — which had been evacuated due to lava from Kilauea volcano — when he found a 12-pack of Bud Light beer behind his house when he returned to check on the place.
It’s possible that approximately 1,400 active-duty troops training at Pohakuloa Training Area on the Big Island could be called upon to help with evacuation efforts in the event of a worst-case scenario during the current state of emergency.
Hawaii County Civil Defense officials began advising residents from Kapoho to Kalapana to make evacuation preparations for the first time Friday as they wait for the next phase of the lower Puna eruption to begin.
Members of the country’s fastest growing minority group are running for federal office, dozens of them as Democratic candidates deliberately playing up their Asian roots against a president they say demonizes the immigrants that make America great.
Gov. David Ige’s request for a presidential disaster declaration for Hawaii County to help it cope with damage caused by the ongoing eruption of Kilauea volcano has been granted, the governor’s office said this afternoon.