Accessed on 05 June 2018, 2055 UTC, Post #16960.
Reporter: Michael Brestovansky.
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Advancing lava flows from the Kilauea eruption have “wiped out” most of Kapoho Beach Lots and the Vacationland subdivision. According to Hawaii County Civil Defense spokeswoman Janet Snyder, “all but the northernmost tip of Kapoho Beach Lots have been inundated with lava, while only the coast of Vacationland remains after the lava flow from fissure 8 rapidly advanced overnight.” Lava has entered Kapoho Bay and erased the popular Champagne Ponds area.
Approximately 500 homes are located in the two impacted subdivisions, among them a home lost by Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim.
Smyder adds that 401 evacuees are now housed in two American Red Cross shelters, with the Keaau Armory filled to capacity.
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