All photos below courtesy of journalist Mileka Lincoln of Hawaii News Now on Oct. 25, taken from a helicopter as the Kilauea lava flow crossed over Apa’a Street mauka (mountainside) of Pahoa Village, near the Pahoa Transfer Station and cemetery. I reported about this flow yesterday: https://blogforarizona.net/lava-from-kilauea-volcano-heading-to-pahoa-village-on-big-island-of-hawaii/.
Evacuation orders have been issued to some families whose homes are in the path of the lava flow, which originally started on June 27, 2014 from the active Pu’u O’o vent, about 12 miles away in the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
The flow is moving about 250 yards/day and is heading in a north east direction towards the small town of Pahoa, with about 1000 residents, but numerous businesses and restaurants, churches, one movie theater. The flow could destroy parts of the town, then continue on a downslope (makai) direction towards the Pahoa bypass road (busy highway 130), and other housing subdivisions.
Stay tuned for further photos from Hawaii News Now. Previous to yesterday the flow was burning forests & brush in uninhabited areas of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. This is the first time for this particular 6/27/14 flow to destroy a road and fence line, and threaten residents, some of whom (about 50) have been notified to evacuate by Tuesday Oct. 28. The flow is about 1/2 mile from Pahoa town currently.