As the lava flow from Kīlauea’s Pu’u ‘O’o Vent continues to creep through Puna just outside of Pahoa, Hawai'i County officials are facing a series of decisions. A major one concerns roads. HPR's Sherry Bracken has that part of the story.
Crews on the Big Island of Hawaii are on track to complete work on the Chain of Craters Road through Hawaii Volcanoes National Park later this year. Last week, officials at the National Park said "significant progress" has been made on the project. But plans to control access are stirring some controversy. HPR's Sherry Bracken reports.
As lava continues its relentless advance through the Puna District of the Big Island, there has been a lot of emphasis on physical preparation. But for everybody whose lives are going to be touched one way or the other by the advancing lava flow, dealing with the emotional fallout is also important. HPR’s Sherry Bracken talked with a psychologist about some of the issues.