Hundreds more homes destroyed as lava covers most of Kapoho, Hawaii
Nearly 200 homes were destroyed by lava over the past 48 hours, bringing the total number to nearly 300 since Kilauea begun erupting on May 3, 2018.
"It is safe to say that hundreds of homes were lost," Janet Snyder, a spokeswoman for Hawaii County said Tuesday, June 5, 2018, referring to events that happened overnight Tuesday in the Kapoho Beach Lots and Vacationland neighborhoods.
"Vacationland is almost completely destroyed," Snyder said.
"Tuesday morning overflight confirmed that lava completely filled Kapoho Bay," scientists with the USGS HVO said.
"Lava is extending 1.1 km (0.7 miles) from the former coastline. To the south, lava is entering the water at the Vacationland tidepools, having inundated most of that subdivision. To the north, lava has covered all but the northern part of Kapoho Beach Lots. The northernmost lobe of the Fissure 8 flow, in the Noni Farms Road area, advanced downslope about 180 m (200 yards) overnight."