The lava flow that originates 13 miles or so from town and nearly hit my dear little Pahoa has backed off and is flowing nearer the vent. The flow is not over, but it is definitely less menacing than it was 2 weeks ago. Go to hvo.wr.usgs.gov/maps/ for the latest.
Businesses are returning and new ones are opening in Pahoa-Town. Senator Russell Ruderman and his band Terrapin Station played a concert last weekend to give thanks and celebrate that "We're all still here, 'cause we're not all there." That's a joke. Not the theme of the concert. But they played some mean Dead! Twirlers and hoppers were in attendance.
Now the new topic of discussion in town is the new geothermal power plant that is being planned. I went to a meeting last night (3/24/15) that was held to update the public on the current drilling activity at the existing power plant. They aren't divulging where the new plant may go. Thanks for nothing, I say.
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