‘Surreal’: Pictures And Videos Of The Lava Flow That’s Forcing Some Hawaiian Residents To Evacuate Their Homes

Denise Lagrimas never thought she’d be leaving her single story home and moving 14 miles away to avoid molten lava. “It’s so surreal, it’s so surreal. Never in my wildest dreams as a kid growing up did I think I would be running from lava,” Lagrimas said. Denise and her husband Jeff Lagrimas home is just across the street from properties where lava from Kilauea volcano is expected to slither past on its way to the ocean. “I don’t want to stick around and just wait for it to come and take it,” Denise Lagrimas said while taking a break from loading kitchen cups and bowls in cardboard boxes. “You just never know.” Civil defense officials in Hawaii County said late Tuesday the lava was about 370 yards from the main road in Pahoa town, the commercial center of Puna, a sprawling, mostly agricultural and forested part on the Big Island.

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