82 buildings lost to lava since 03 May 2018

Accessed on 26 May 2018, 0420 UTC, Post #16882.



Reporter:  Michael Brestovansky.

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According to Hawaii County officials, 82 structures, including homes, have been destroyed by lava flows impacting Lower Puna.  “Hawaii Tribune-Herald” reporter Michael Brestovansky says the damage is extensive and covers approximately 2,200 acres of forest and farms:

“The updated total includes homes and other structures, including unpermitted buildings, and is a significant increase from the estimated 50 destroyed structures reported yesterday. However, the previous estimate was hindered by poor visibility and other factors.”

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Russ Roberts