Hawaii National Guard deploys Troops as Lava Flow extends further

October 31, 2014 1:00 PM

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Hawaii National Guard deploys Troops as Lava Flow extends further

The Hawaii National Guard is sending troops to a rural Hawaii town as lava moves slowly towards a main road and threatens to further separate the community. According to Hawaii County Civil Defense Director Darryl Oliveira, about 83 troops to Pahoa were deployed by the National Guard on Thursday to provide help and security to going-to-be-affected residents.

Since June, lava from a vent at Kilauea volcano has been sliding northeast toward the ocean. Scientists said last month that it was two weeks away from striking the main road in Pahoa, a town of about 950 residents.

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