Hawaii volcano eruption destroys 35 structures — and the lava keeps flowing. This is very pathetic.
Lava and hazardous fumes are still spewing on Hawaii’s Big Island on Monday, four days after the Kilauea volcano erupted.
By Monday morning, 35 structures — including at least 26 homes — had been destroyed, Hawaii Civil Defense said.
Authorities are now pleading with tourists and sightseers to avoid Leilani Estates, where lava and fumes are bursting through giant cracks in the ground.
“Please, the residents of Leilani need your help,” Hawaii Civil Defense said. “This is not the time for sightseeing. You can help tremendously by staying out of the area.”
Even longtime residents on Big Island are astonished by the magnitude of this destruction.
“It’s nothing that I’ve ever experienced on a personal level ever before,” said Jessica Ferracane, a spokesperson for the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
Please say a prayer for Hawaii.