When a disaster strikes, it can bring everything into focus and shift your life indefinitely. Below are selected stories from the 2018 Kīlauea Eruption and ongoing recovery efforts.
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- 07/15/2019 8:28 AM
They, Too, Once Lived Here
"When I look out over this new landscape I am invited to remember the impermanence and uncertainty of life along with the amazing natural resiliency we all possess. I watch the reclamation of the jungle and open my heart to the lessons it holds for me as I travel my own unique path of recovery."
- 06/18/2019 8:32 AM
Last Man in Kapoho Looks Back, One Year Later
On the anniversary of the loss of Kapoho, Demian Barrios - the only man on the ground to document the lava as it hit Kapoho Bay - reflects on the chaotic evening of June 3, 2018.
- 06/07/2019 10:29 AM
Time to Go
Tina Neal, the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory Scientist-in-Charge, describes the dramatic moment in May 2018 when she concluded it was “time to go”, and evacuate the HVO headquarters inside the Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park.