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OhioBelle
05-04-2018, 01:36 PM
To all UU members in harm's way from Kilauea, my thoughts are with you

Brad Bordessa
05-04-2018, 03:04 PM
http://www.bigislandvideonews.com

https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/volcanoes/kilauea/multimedia_maps.html

https://pubs.usgs.gov/mf/1992/2193/mf2193.pdf

Ikaika Marzo is live streaming updates on Facebook from Leilani Estates, though he said he's evacuating ASAP.

turtledrum
05-04-2018, 03:41 PM
Sending thoughts and prayers to all on the Big Island.

Ukecaster
05-04-2018, 06:13 PM
Scary stuff, but I guess if you live nearby, you know it's gonna happen again eventually, like hurricanes or wildfires elsewhere. Best wishes to all there.

Croaky Keith
05-04-2018, 11:46 PM
Interesting times - stay safe peoples!

RafterGirl
05-05-2018, 03:22 AM
Grab your uke & head for safety. Prayers going out to all our brothers & sisters on the Big Island.

Cornfield
05-05-2018, 04:03 AM
Is Chuck Moore in the path of this eruption? He has a beautiful home and workshop that would be irreplaceable.

Uke Don
05-05-2018, 05:57 AM
Positive thoughts to all those in harm's way. We were on the Big Island last summer. I'm sure things will look different the next time.

UkerDanno
05-05-2018, 06:00 AM
Is Chuck Moore in the path of this eruption? He has a beautiful home and workshop that would be irreplaceable.

Yeah, I was wondering the same thing...All the best to the people in the path!

PS, according to Chucks facebook page, it's 2 miles uphill from him.

mmfitzsimons
05-05-2018, 01:03 PM
Wow, yes, I just saw a video of the earthquake. I mistook this for a routine blow off at first, but this is something else. Lot of friends and family went through Cali fire evacuations last year; it's incredibly rough. Hope it's over very soon!!

DPO
05-05-2018, 02:16 PM
Is Chuck Moore in the path of this eruption? He has a beautiful home and workshop that would be irreplaceable.

Everything is replaceable, except people.

Telperion
05-05-2018, 03:25 PM
Everything is replaceable, except people.

Here, here!

UkerDanno
05-05-2018, 03:28 PM
Everything is replaceable, except people.

True Dat', but peoples lives are being destroyed...

Just wondering, do those people have insurance for a volcano?

WaylonUkulele
05-05-2018, 04:20 PM
Scary Stuff! Thoughts and prayers from Canada!

Martinlover
05-05-2018, 04:58 PM
Sending thoughts and prayers too. Be safe Slack Key - Kimo.

BuzzBD
05-05-2018, 09:48 PM
To answer the above question, insurance is generally not available in that area.

Cornfield
05-06-2018, 04:28 AM
Everything is replaceable, except people.


You have not seen Bonnie and Chuck's home.

mike260
05-06-2018, 05:18 AM
My thoughts and prayers are with everyone there. Stay safe!

DPO
05-06-2018, 11:21 AM
You have not seen Bonnie and Chuck's home.

So. You think that saving the house and losing the owners would be a good idea? When was the last time you heard about Insurance companies replacing a life!
And just FYI I have seen the house.

Braddtastic
05-07-2018, 07:39 AM
I've been holding all on the Big Island close in my heart as well. My ukulele journey began after working with a group of youth on the edge of Mount Kīlauea, ultimately leading to the back room of a furniture store in Hilo. The cultural significance of this goes well beyond what we see in the news, much like the Spirit of Aloha and Pele herself...who can't be very happy that the lava is spilling onto her floor at the Halemaumau crater.

hawaii 50
05-07-2018, 08:01 AM
Sending thoughts and prayers too. Be safe Slack Key - Kimo.


Kimo is fine..he lives on Oahu which is a totally different Island from The Big Island(Hawaii Island) no active Volcanos on Oahu..if I see Kimo I will pass the message for you....:)

Moore Bettah Ukuleles
05-07-2018, 09:12 AM
Is Chuck Moore in the path of this eruption? He has a beautiful home and workshop that would be irreplaceable.

Yes, our home and shop are under direct threat of lava inundation and we have evacuated. Along with the lava itself it's the deadly gasses that are a particular concern. We're just in a holding pattern trying to figure out what all this means to us. Mahalo for your concern.

Moore Bettah Ukuleles
05-07-2018, 09:19 AM
So. You think that saving the house and losing the owners would be a good idea? When was the last time you heard about Insurance companies replacing a life!
And just FYI I have seen the house.

The sad thing is, most people who are in lava zones 1 and 2 (us included) don't have insurance against lava damage. Lava inundation isn't quite like other natural disasters such are earthquakes, fires or hurricanes. Lava is still rather slow moving and people have time to respond accordingly. You do have time to get out of harm's way. Of the 26 homes burned so far, there has been no loss of life. It's a sad and tragic situation here.

UkerDanno
05-07-2018, 09:31 AM
So. You think that saving the house and losing the owners would be a good idea? When was the last time you heard about Insurance companies replacing a life!
And just FYI I have seen the house.

That's a ridiculous statement, nobody was thinking that...except you apparently.

UkerDanno
05-07-2018, 09:33 AM
The sad thing is, most people who are in lava zones 1 and 2 (us included) don't have insurance against lava damage. Lava inundation isn't quite like other natural disasters such are earthquakes, fires or hurricanes. Lava is still rather slow moving and people have time to respond accordingly. You do have time to get out of harm's way. Of the 26 homes burned so far, there has been no loss of life. It's a sad and tragic situation here.

:(All the best, Chuck and everybody else in the path of Madam Pele...:shaka:

DPO
05-07-2018, 11:25 AM
That's a ridiculous statement, nobody was thinking that...except you apparently.

You have a reading comprehension problem if you think that. Far too many flippant comments in this thread for me to remain silent. In the Christchurch earthquake hundreds of people lost their lives and thousands of properties where damaged, many beyond repair. With one or two exceptions all the homes and buildings where replaced. I have not heard of any of the dead being resurrected.

DPO
05-07-2018, 11:29 AM
The sad thing is, most people who are in lava zones 1 and 2 (us included) don't have insurance against lava damage. Lava inundation isn't quite like other natural disasters such are earthquakes, fires or hurricanes. Lava is still rather slow moving and people have time to respond accordingly. You do have time to get out of harm's way. Of the 26 homes burned so far, there has been no loss of life. It's a sad and tragic situation here.

I sincerely hope you and your wife remain safe, through this life changing disaster.

Tenor
05-07-2018, 11:52 AM
Yes, our home and shop are under direct threat of lava inundation and we have evacuated. Along with the lava itself it's the deadly gasses that are a particular concern. We're just in a holding pattern trying to figure out what all this means to us. Mahalo for your concern.

Oh, man... we're shocked and dismayed about the whole situation, of course, but now, after seeing where you're located, exactly, in relation to the danger, we're just sick with concern.

To you and yours and everyone affected:
BE SAFE, and best wishes for the most favorable outcome possible!!

pritch
05-08-2018, 04:49 PM
I'm pleased to find this thread, I'd been checking in for days, wondering if anyone we knew of was affected. It had been explained previously that people living in the area had rooms with a filtered air supply but I doubted those filters would eliminate H2S etc. So while I'm sympathetic about the property loss I'm pleased to read all are well.

Cornfield
05-09-2018, 05:21 AM
Yes, our home and shop are under direct threat of lava inundation and we have evacuated. Along with the lava itself it's the deadly gasses that are a particular concern. We're just in a holding pattern trying to figure out what all this means to us. Mahalo for your concern.

I pray for your continued safety from the lava, gases and earthquakes. I'll always remember the day I visited your home.
John

UkerDanno
05-09-2018, 06:04 AM
Tons of information, maps and videos...
https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/volcanoes/kilauea/status.html

Brad Bordessa
05-09-2018, 08:45 AM
"Tons" is a little generous. They've been pretty behind compared to how fast the news is getting out. Last flow we were getting updates twice a day. Now it's once a day - at best.

This map seems to be updated just as much, if not more than HVO stuff: https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=11tCiLa42FId7GMtg-4UkEoAI9QozTVFD&ll=19.463036018604367%2C-154.9104881385814&z=15.

Check out Lava News and Ikaika Marzo on Facebook for on-the-ground updates.

UkerDanno
05-09-2018, 09:17 AM
They say the lava lake is going down, I have to wonder if it's draining through all those fissures? Could a new cone be forming?! :confused:

UkerDanno
05-09-2018, 09:19 AM
"Tons" is a little generous...

Guess you didn't look very far...:shaka:

merlin666
05-09-2018, 09:50 AM
"Tons" is a little generous. They've been pretty behind compared to how fast the news is getting out. Last flow we were getting updates twice a day. Now it's once a day - at best.

This map seems to be updated just as much, if not more than HVO stuff: https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/viewer?mid=11tCiLa42FId7GMtg-4UkEoAI9QozTVFD&ll=19.463036018604367%2C-154.9104881385814&z=15.

Check out Lava News and Ikaika Marzo on Facebook for on-the-ground updates.

The link is to USGS and not HVO, and USGS is the only qualified organization that monitors the situation and ultimately releases status updates. If there's nothing "new" happening then they don't have reason to report it. The google maps are only nice visualization from the same source. Social media are a nice complement and provide some human interest perspective only.

Brad Bordessa
05-09-2018, 10:40 AM
The link is to USGS and not HVO, and USGS is the only qualified organization that monitors the situation and ultimately releases status updates. If there's nothing "new" happening then they don't have reason to report it. The google maps are only nice visualization from the same source. Social media are a nice complement and provide some human interest perspective only.

HVO is a subsidiary of USGS: one and the same to us here. There is, of course, lots of old (but amazing and well-presented - I've been up and down that site) news on the USGS site, but things are changing so fast that if you're relying on it as your sole source of info simply because it's "official," you're going to be behind the times very quickly.

The Coconut Wireless is a profound thing in the digital age. Unfortunately for the folks in Leilani, time doesn't stop between USGS updates. There isn't a single fissure or breakout that I've heard about from USGS first. The maps simply confirm what people on the ground are seeing.

Moore Bettah Ukuleles
05-09-2018, 10:15 PM
HVO is a subsidiary of USGS: one and the same to us here. There is, of course, lots of old (but amazing and well-presented - I've been up and down that site) news on the USGS site, but things are changing so fast that if you're relying on it as your sole source of info simply because it's "official," you're going to be behind the times very quickly.

The Coconut Wireless is a profound thing in the digital age. Unfortunately for the folks in Leilani, time doesn't stop between USGS updates. There isn't a single fissure or breakout that I've heard about from USGS first. The maps simply confirm what people on the ground are seeing.

Totally agree Brad. The very last place I look for updates is the USGS. The first place I go to Ikaika's page. (I'm already hearing rumors of him running for mayor)

https://www.facebook.com/ikaika.marzo?hc_ref=ARSkoJQEb8ZcLBnqsCdXdGw_ud6ggE p2CRJE5kLXg7J1nAozoz9eTSUpS5BMa90m8AQ

wayfarer75
05-10-2018, 01:28 AM
They say the lava lake is going down, I have to wonder if it's draining through all those fissures? Could a new cone be forming?! :confused:

I’ve read that is a possibility, but the lava isn’t fountaining from the fissures as high as it has when a new one is formed. There was a flow in 1955 that scientists say this seems more similar to, which you can see on this map, was just south of the current outbreak.
https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/observatories/hvo/maps_uploads/image-418.jpg
Here’s an article comparing past flows, with video: https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2018/05/09/heres-how-this-kilauea-volcano-eruption-compares-to-past-lava-flows/?noredirect=on

The HVO site is good for explaining what’s been happening day to day, but they are not a news organization with up-to-the-minute Facebook updates. If you want to see what’s been happening, even before the fissures opened, they have a good chronology.

Brad Bordessa
05-10-2018, 11:00 AM
My pops and his work buddies did some rough rock-crusher-dude math and they reckoned that the difference between where the lava lake was a few days ago and when it was full is 800 thousand-something yards. Seems like that leaves a lot MIA and the lake is still going down...

On a related note: http://www.bigislandvideonews.com/2018/05/09/video-scientists-explain-summit-explosion-concerns-to-volcano-community/.

Thanks for chiming in, Chuck. Know you're out of the way, but we're thinking about you all the time.

Moore Bettah Ukuleles
05-10-2018, 01:01 PM
My pops and his work buddies did some rough rock-crusher-dude math and they reckoned that the difference between where the lava lake was a few days ago and when it was full is 800 thousand-something yards. Seems like that leaves a lot MIA and the lake is still going down...

On a related note: http://www.bigislandvideonews.com/2018/05/09/video-scientists-explain-summit-explosion-concerns-to-volcano-community/.

Thanks for chiming in, Chuck. Know you're out of the way, but we're thinking about you all the time.

Thanks Brad. Not really out of harm's way when poisonous surfer dioxide gas is stalking you.

Brad Bordessa
05-10-2018, 06:10 PM
Saw Ikaika's video this morning in Opihikao. Hadn't realized it was so bad. Then dad came home early today because they were getting gassed out up in Pahoa. Crazy.

UkerDanno
05-13-2018, 03:30 PM
Hope everybody's safe over there...been seeing some scary videos on TV. :shaka:

Brad Bordessa
05-14-2018, 09:23 AM
The new fissures are in a less-developed area. I don't know if Chris lost his house yet or not, but it's been looking like he's the only one in the blast zone for the time being. This was last night: https://www.facebook.com/civilbeat/videos/1947250471974338/. Last hour of footage is pretty nuts. The albizia trees in front of the glow get to be 80+ feet, for reference.

kerneltime
05-14-2018, 07:19 PM
I was corresponding with Chuck Moore and he mentioned that all roads to his home are covered in lava..
What can we do to help?

UkerDanno
05-15-2018, 05:23 AM
I was corresponding with Chuck Moore and he mentioned that all roads to his home are covered in lava..
What can we do to help?

Do you have a Bulldozer with a lava blade?

DPO
05-15-2018, 10:58 AM
I was corresponding with Chuck Moore and he mentioned that all roads to his home are covered in lava..
What can we do to help?

You could take a crash course in Volcano whispering.?
Flippant reply I know, but to be fair it was a stupid question!

Brad Bordessa
05-15-2018, 05:46 PM
Negative, snarky replies to legit questions are certainly not what is needed in a time of crisis. Keep them to yourself.

I'm sure kerneltime was wondering more along the lines of how to help with donations, etc... that would go to the cause. In which case it's not a stupid question at all. I'm sure the people of Puna appreciate the want to help.

Pu'uhonua o Puna is the main on-the-ground organization lending support and providing a home base for displaced families to get supplies and information: https://www.facebook.com/puuhonuaopuna/. It's run by local volunteers and is the grassroots hub of the relief action. That's where I'd send my money.

Other options: http://www.khon2.com/news/local-news/what-you-can-do-to-help-the-people-displaced-by-lava-at-leilani-estates/1162187740.

kerneltime
05-15-2018, 05:57 PM
Negative, snarky replies to legit questions are certainly not what is needed in a time of crisis. Keep them to yourself.

I'm sure kerneltime was wondering more along the lines of how to help with donations, etc... that would go to the cause. In which case it's not a stupid question at all. I'm sure the people of Puna appreciate the want to help.

Pu'uhonua o Puna is the main on-the-ground organization lending support and providing a home base for displaced families to get supplies and information: https://www.facebook.com/puuhonuaopuna/. It's run by local volunteers and is the grassroots hub of the relief action. That's where I'd send my money.

Other options: http://www.khon2.com/news/local-news/what-you-can-do-to-help-the-people-displaced-by-lava-at-leilani-estates/1162187740.

Finally! Thank you!!

OhioBelle
05-16-2018, 04:20 AM
Negative, snarky replies to legit questions are certainly not what is needed in a time of crisis. Keep them to yourself.

I'm sure kerneltime was wondering more along the lines of how to help with donations, etc... that would go to the cause. In which case it's not a stupid question at all. I'm sure the people of Puna appreciate the want to help.

Pu'uhonua o Puna is the main on-the-ground organization lending support and providing a home base for displaced families to get supplies and information: https://www.facebook.com/puuhonuaopuna/. It's run by local volunteers and is the grassroots hub of the relief action. That's where I'd send my money.

Other options: http://www.khon2.com/news/local-news/what-you-can-do-to-help-the-people-displaced-by-lava-at-leilani-estates/1162187740.

Thank you Brad!

Citabria
05-16-2018, 05:55 AM
Just received an email this AM from the Reyn Spooner company titled ALOHA FOR HAWAII. It said, " Reyn Spooner will donate 15% of the proceeds of all in-store and online sales on Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20 to the Aloha for Hawaii fund, the charity effort established by First Hawaiian Bank to support relief efforts for the recent natural disasters on the islands of Kauai and Hawaii."

Our family's prayers are with you, Hawaii (and we're missing the Big Island/Waimea where we used to live...)

UkerDanno
05-18-2018, 03:40 PM
So sad what's going on over there, hope all affected are safe and sound...:shaka:
https://www.facebook.com/ikaika.marzo/videos/1806027369449791/?hc_ref=ARSkoJQEb8ZcLBnqsCdXdGw_ud6ggEp2CRJE5kLXg7 J1nAozoz9eTSUpS5BMa90m8AQ

bkrownd
05-18-2018, 03:56 PM
It's still ramping up. I know a couple of people who've been driven out of their homes.

https://vimeo.com/270773299

UkerDanno
05-26-2018, 09:34 AM
Heard they're evacuating all of Leilani Estates! People all over the US have suffered loss of homes in fires and floods, but when it's over, they have their home and/or land, but in this case maybe not! That area may not ever be habitable again.

http://www.staradvertiser.com/2018/05/26/hawaii-news/lava-has-destroyed-82-homes-or-structures-and-isolated-an-additional-37/

bkrownd
05-26-2018, 11:00 AM
They still own the land after lava covers it, and when the Leilani vents become inactive people will rebuild there. (though there may be continued outgassing from the vents for some time) Many of the lots that were covered in the Kalapana area years ago were rebuilt so there's a little neighborhood on the bare lava field. My house is on the 1881 lava.

Moore Bettah Ukuleles
05-26-2018, 08:50 PM
[QUOTE=UkerDanno;2067762]Heard they're evacuating all of Leilani Estates! People all over the US have suffered loss of homes in fires and floods, but when it's over, they have their home and/or land, but in this case maybe not! That area may not ever be habitable again.

And to make matters worse many o these home owners (us included) carry no insurance against lava/fire damage. "IF" you can get it it's prohibitively expensive for most folks who live in lava zones 1 & 2. (Leilani Estates is all in lava zone 1. They should never have allowed a subdivision to be built there in the first place.

70sSanO
05-26-2018, 11:35 PM
Chuck,

It is so sad to see anyone lose their home and belongings. Hopefully FEMA or state government can provide enough aid for folks to resume some semblance of their lives.

As for you personally, how is your place? I check the map to the lava flows on the usgs site and it looks like it is okay.

Praying for everyone there.

John

UkerDanno
05-27-2018, 04:04 AM
They still own the land after lava covers it, and when the Leilani vents become inactive people will rebuild there. (though there may be continued outgassing from the vents for some time) Many of the lots that were covered in the Kalapana area years ago were rebuilt so there's a little neighborhood on the bare lava field. My house is on the 1881 lava.

Yeah, well, when ever it stops, could be a few weeks, could be years...

Cornfield
05-27-2018, 04:48 PM
[QUOTE=UkerDanno;2067762]Heard they're evacuating all of Leilani Estates! People all over the US have suffered loss of homes in fires and floods, but when it's over, they have their home and/or land, but in this case maybe not! That area may not ever be habitable again.

And to make matters worse many o these home owners (us included) carry no insurance against lava/fire damage. "IF" you can get it it's prohibitively expensive for most folks who live in lava zones 1 & 2. (Leilani Estates is all in lava zone 1. They should never have allowed a subdivision to be built there in the first place.

Can you get to your home now? Is it safe to be there currently?

Moore Bettah Ukuleles
05-27-2018, 08:45 PM
[QUOTE=Moore Bettah Ukuleles;2067881]

Can you get to your home now? Is it safe to be there currently?

No. Our house is unlivable for now. If we are spared a direct hit from the lava then the poisonous gases make it uninhabitable. This volcanic event could last for many years (the Kaapana flow lasted 35 years.) We are currently looking for a place on Big Island to start over.

Chopped Liver
05-28-2018, 04:27 AM
35 years?! Was it as active as this one for that long?

Prayers that you are able to find a home and start over.

Cornfield
05-28-2018, 05:11 AM
[QUOTE=Cornfield;2068093]

No. Our house is unlivable for now. If we are spared a direct hit from the lava then the poisonous gases make it uninhabitable. This volcanic event could last for many years (the Kaapana flow lasted 35 years.) We are currently looking for a place on Big Island to start over.

I hope that you were able to get the things out that you'll need to begin again.

UkerDanno
05-28-2018, 06:07 AM
[QUOTE=Cornfield;2068093]

No. Our house is unlivable for now. If we are spared a direct hit from the lava then the poisonous gases make it uninhabitable. This volcanic event could last for many years (the Kaapana flow lasted 35 years.) We are currently looking for a place on Big Island to start over.

So sorry to hear, Chuck. My heart breaks for you and others in the area, hope you got your valuable equipment out of there along with yourselves and your pets. Laki Maikaʻi :shaka:

Moore Bettah Ukuleles
05-28-2018, 09:25 AM
35 years?! Was it as active as this one for that long?

Prayers that you are able to find a home and start over.

Pretty much steady the entire time. The difference between that flow and this is is that this flow is moving much faster and it's in a residential neighborhood. The Kalapana flow took over 300 homes over 35 years. So far we've lost 82 structures in just a few weeks.

UkerDanno
05-28-2018, 12:28 PM
109302

https://weather.com/news/news/kalapana-hawaii-kilauea-lava-flow-20141008

Cornfield
05-30-2018, 02:32 AM
Pretty much steady the entire time. The difference between that flow and this is is that this flow is moving much faster and it's in a residential neighborhood. The Kalapana flow took over 300 homes over 35 years. So far we've lost 82 structures in just a few weeks.

What can we do to help you get reestablished?

Moore Bettah Ukuleles
05-30-2018, 08:26 AM
What can we do to help you get reestablished?

Make an offering to Madame Pele. (She likes gin.) ;)

wayfarer75
05-30-2018, 11:13 AM
And to make matters worse many o these home owners (us included) carry no insurance against lava/fire damage. "IF" you can get it it's prohibitively expensive for most folks who live in lava zones 1 & 2. (Leilani Estates is all in lava zone 1. They should never have allowed a subdivision to be built there in the first place.

I suppose people take their chances when the rent/land in those areas are cheaper and Hawaii is so expensive, but I agree with you, they shouldn't be building in zone 1. Reminds me of an article I read about a subdivision in Houston that was in a flood pool zone--the reservoir was opened to save downtown Houston and the waters from Hurricane Harvey inundated the area. Nobody had flood insurance, but in this case it was because the homeowners had no idea that they were in any kind of flood zone within what was a dry reservoir. Their houses are still standing, of course, but they got screwed. There never should have been houses there.

I'm sorry you can't return to your home--it must be hard, for you and so many others. Hopefully your new start will go well for you.

pritch
05-30-2018, 02:54 PM
Make an offering to Madame Pele. (She likes gin.) ;)

Pleased to see you still have a functioning sense of humour. I hope things turn out as well as possible for you...

UkerDanno
06-06-2018, 09:50 AM
Madam Pele is making lots of people on the Big Island very sad, I feel for them! I saw that fissure #8 is pumping out more lava than ever...:(
https://volcanoes.usgs.gov/volcanoes/kilauea/status.html

Tonya
06-10-2018, 07:11 PM
Here's a bit of an article I wrote about my five favorite links to stay updated on the eruption activity on Hawai'i Island. I like these because they reflect the experiences of area residents and not "sensationalized" news from outside the region. http://ukuleletonya.com/blog/2018/06/my-five-best-links-for-volcano-updates

blue_knight_usa
06-11-2018, 07:13 AM
109668109669109670600+ homes and structures as of this morning apparently. My father lost his house in the fires in N. California as did many of my friends (my best man from my wedding, many I worked with, this past October in Santa Rosa, CA. (why I have been offline a while). He has the clothes on his back and his car. That was it!

Dealing with losing everything and starting over is emotionally draining and sets you into a spin of emotions. You can replace where you live but there are many things you can’t replace. I lost all my childhood videos, photos of my family which I don’t have other photos of, etc. I feel for Chuck and Andy, and others on the Big Island going through the event of losing a home. My dad was a blues harmonica player and lost it all, including many custom built mics and custom harmonicas and amps from people who aren’t around any longer. All his artwork was very limited and can’t be replaced so he is still depressed. He has a new place to live but he feels it will never be his home after 77 years of making a life there. Even worse he is in a condo because that is all he could afford and hates it.

He would of been one of the people who died as his home was the first hit over the hill before it wiped out his entire subdivision. By some miracle he was tired the night before and stayed at our house about 80 miles South after visiting my daughter in College. So, we still have him and he knows how fortunate he was which is #1.

I have family in Kona who were on the phone with my mom when the big quake hit a while back. It’s definitely a very sad situation and thankfully there has been no mass loss of life. I pray for everyone as I am just getting through the hardest part with my dad and losing everything. Yes, he did have insurance so he could find a place to live but it won’t replace a lot of him that he feels he lost.

Family and friends are #1. Sorry for the sideways photos. Looked normal on my end but can't figure how to rotate them.

UkerDanno
06-24-2018, 03:56 AM
Here's a bit of an article I wrote about my five favorite links to stay updated on the eruption activity on Hawai'i Island. I like these because they reflect the experiences of area residents and not "sensationalized" news from outside the region. http://ukuleletonya.com/blog/2018/06/my-five-best-links-for-volcano-updates

Thanks for the links, Tonya, especially love the map. Since I'm an old retired Land Surveyor, maps have always been my thing, that link is the best I've seen, it gives a great perspective. My heart goes out to all affected. People have not just lost their homes, but many are there but inaccessible or uninhabitable.

The mainland news has pretty much stopped coverage of this event, but it goes on and on...:shaka:

wayfarer75
06-25-2018, 04:02 AM
The lava flow hasn't really changed course in the last couple of weeks, so the national news likewise hasn't been covering it. Locals, of course, need different information than I do way out here in Ohio. I saw that the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has sustained some serious damage, and buildings may be sliding into Halema'uma'u crater (http://www.hawaiitribune-herald.com/2018/06/23/hawaii-news/jaggar-museums-fate-uncertain-as-quakes-take-toll-on-facility-overlooking-growing-halemaumau/). My husband and I visited the park on our honeymoon, and it's sad to think that it will be forever changed. There may be a new public viewing area established, which hopefully will prevent trespassers putting themselves in danger and/or bugging the locals.

I did see on Facebook that Chuck Moore was able to return to his home, which is certainly good news!

bkrownd
06-25-2018, 03:36 PM
The observatory building won't fall in - it's way up on the caldera rim and there's another wide bench level between that rim and the caldera floor. I'd imagine the main worry is that if any cracks (not huge cracks) develop under the building itself it would be costly to maintain the integrity of the building's foundation until the area becomes stable again. However, the visitor function of the observatory building at that location was to overlook the (occasional) lava in the Halemaumau pit, and if that lava is absent for a while the building doesn't have a distinct visitor purpose anyway. The vast majority of the other park buildings are to the east, so they may relocate the visitor overlook and observatory displays to that area where most of the attractions are anyway, or perhaps near the Steam Vents area which is already a popular overlook.

wayfarer75
06-26-2018, 01:08 PM
All I know is what the park’s spokesperson stated in the article. Buildings near Halema’uma’u may fall in, or they may not. There are cracks, so it’s unlikely those buildings will be used.