(Worthy News) - Hawaii officials are evacuating areas of the Big Island following a series of earthquakes and volcanic activity that have put thousands of lives in danger and are damaging homes and infrastructure.
Although 1,700 residents have been ordered to leave, some are choosing to stay behind — a grave mistake, officials say, as volcanic activity shows little sign of slowing down.
Among the many threats they face are lava, sulfur dioxide poisoning and earthquake damage. [ Source: Fox (Read More...) ]
Officials: 26 homes, 4 other buildings destroyed by volcano
The number of homes destroyed by Hawaii's Kilauea volcano jumped to 26 on Sunday as scientists reported lava spewing more than 200 feet (61 meters) into the air.
In revised figures, Hawaii County officials said another four unspecified structures were covered by lava.
Some of the more than 1,700 people who evacuated prepared for the possibility they may not return for quite some time. [ Source: Miami Herald (Read More...) ]