IamA resident of a small town in Hawaii where an active lava flow is passing through! AMA!
I have lived in Pahoa, Hawaii, for the past 24 years. I graduated from Pahoa high school and now work there. The Hawaii Volcano Observatory site and the local county civil defense updates are my go-to sites but I drive past the flow on my daily commute. A lot of lives will be changed by this and it is some interesting times out here. The national news has been putting out some misinformation and I'd like to give folks the opportunity to ask questions about it.
Edit: Not sure what to provide as proof but here's my driver's license
Another Edit: Good site with up to date news and videos
Another other edit: I will be back on later tonight to answer more questions! Thanks for helping this situation be heard Reddit!
Super neato bonus edit: Holy spam, front page! I'll be back in the morning to get back to as many of you as possible! I'm so glad people find this interesting! CNN, get yo' facts straight!
Obligatory front page edit: Thank you SO much everyone! I am still here and trying to get to questions! I want to mention for those who are asking about helping - The Red Cross is here helping if you want to donate to them, but I personally want to plug Aloha Ilio! Aloha Ilio is a network of volunteers who foster abandoned/unwanted dogs and find forever homes for them. As a result of the flow many people are moving and unable to keep their pets and abandoning them. Aloha Ilio volunteers take dogs in to their homes and commit to keeping them until they can house them with a new owner. Please consider donating to them or adopting a doggie! Here is their site but they are very active on facebook.
Mahalo again so much for reading! We received very little attention after Hurricane Iselle earlier this year and no FEMA funding for a devastated community that was out of power for weeks. It is important that people know what is happening and I thank you for your interest and aloha!