Pahoa Business Owners Prepare for Lava Advance

Sep 23, 2014

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State Senator Russell Ruderman is also the owner of Island Naturals, a grocery store in Pahoa. Like many local business owners, his store is in the path of the lava flow.
Credit Sherry Bracken

On yesterday's flight over the active lava flow from Kilauea Volcano's Pu'u 'O'o Vent, Civil Defense saw no new advance in the flow.  The brushfire is now contained.  The flow front is around 100 yards wide and still around one and a half miles away from Apa'a Road.  HPR's Sherry Bracken has been checking in with merchants in Pahoa Village.

Earlier this week, Dave Corrigan from Big Island Video News shot video of the lava during a flyover: