Threat Level Raised as Lava Approaches Hawaii Homes

September 5, 2014 12:28 PM

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Threat Level Raised as Lava Approaches Hawaii Homes

Rural Hawaii residents are keeping a nervous eye on a lava flow that may reach their community within a week.

The lava from Kilauea volcano is less than a mile away from the Kaohe Homesteads subdivision in Puna on the state’s Big Island, authorities said, with the threat level raised from a watch to a warning.

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