Hawaii Island News, Wednesday update, 30 May 2018

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“Hawaii Business Magazine”, 30 May 2018.

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Here are today’s top Hawaii Island news stories from “Hawaii Business Magazine”, published in Honolulu, Hawaii.  Views expressed in this Hawaii news summary are those of the reporters and correspondents.

Lava severs Highway 132, knocks out more power
Lava has crossed a key highway in the mostly rural district of the Big Island where Kilauea volcano is erupting. Highway 132 connects the commercial center of Pahoa with smaller towns and farms in the area. Hawaii County saidTuesday the lava destroyed the local electric utility’s equipment on the highway as well.Associated Press.  Tribune-Herald.

Big Isle community pulls together as lava continues to disrupt lives
On a day when new Hawaii Island communities lost a major highway, electricity and cell service because of expanding lava flows, Mayor Harry Kim told a gathering that included many of those affected that they will get through this ordeal.Star-Advertiser.

Eruption meeting – Mayor Harry Kim
The mayor said a restricted area will be established in sections of Leilani Estates. No one will be allowed in, according to a new policy. Puna residents air concerns over housing, overnight curfews amid ongoing eruptions. Big Island Video News.  Hawaii News Now.

Scammers attempt to take advantage of eruption evacuees
Displaced by lava and desperate for housing, Leilani Estates residents are now running into rental scams: People putting fake rentals on the market to collect money for properties they don’t even own. Hawaii News Now.

Three cited by DLNR for lava-related offenses
The state Department of Land and Natural Resources adopted a zero-tolerance policy toward anyone who violates closures in the disaster area associated with the current eruption of Kilauea. Tribune-Herald.  Star-Advertiser.  West Hawaii Today.

Air quality unhealthy in Kona
Hualalai was shrouded in vog as air quality reached unhealthy levels for some West Hawaii residents TuesdayWest Hawaii Today.

Eruption updates: Pele’s hair in Pahoa
The recent eruptions at Kilauea’s east rift zone have sent fine strands of volcanic glass, also known as Pele’s hair, over Pahoa. Hawaii News Now.

Norwegian Cruise-liner to return
The Pride of America resumes its weeklyWednesday visit to Kailua-Kona today. Tribune-Herald. 

Paradise Helicopters Helps Volcano’s Victims

“Paradise is actively working with County of Hawaii regulatory agencies to offer relief assistance in coordination with ongoing efforts by emergency responders,”…read more.

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Until next time,

Russ Roberts

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