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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Time to Go
Story Via Big Island Video News
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.
The HVO facility, perched on the rim of the Kīlauea Volcano summit, was getting rocked by strong earthquakes and pelted by ash and debris from an explosive, and soon-to-be collapsing, Halemaʻumaʻu crater.
Neal kicked off an evening of storytelling on the stage of the Volcano Art Center, where Volcano Village residents shared their personal stories about the recent eruption of Kīlauea Volcano. Big Island Video News was invited to record all the stories shared that evening.