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Lava Flow From Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano Destroys Over 70 Homes, Prompts More Evacuations

New evacuations are prompted as fast-flowing lava from one of Hawaii’s major volcanoes blocks an evacuation route.
Authorities went door-to-door in the early morning hours Wednesday, calling for emergency evacuations in Kapoho.
In this May 23, 2018 photo, lava erupts in the air in Leilani Estates area near Pahoa, Hawaii. The Kilauea volcano has opened more than 20 vents in the ground that have released lava, sulfur dioxide and steam. (George F. Lee/Honolulu Star-Advertiser via AP)
A total of 71 homes have been destroyed with officials expecting that number to rise.
The lava is covering a highway and is heading towards an intersection of another highway.
Both highways are the primary evacuation routes for the area and officials worry resident could become trapped.
Authorities have made plans for helicopter evacuations using military aircraft if necessary.

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