(8 May 2018) Hawaii Governor David Ige on Monday said he has contacted the Trump administration to request an emergency declaration so the area can get federal help with volcano recovery efforts
He was speaking at a community meeting in Pahoa.
Kilauea is one of the world’s most active volcanoes and has been erupting continuously since 1983.
There’s no indication when this particular lava flow might stop or how far it might spread.
Scientists from the US Geological Survey expect the flow to continue until more magma drains from the system.
On Sunday, some of the evacuees were allowed to return briefly to gather medicine, pets, and other necessities.
They will be able to do so each day as long as authorities believe it is safe.
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