Pahoa Entered by Lava - Hale Moana Bed & Breakfast Safe
This is for the many people, who are connected to us and who are hearing about the lava flow on the news and through the internet. This message is for all of you, who are not here on the ground able to assess the developments first hand: The children and I and the B&B are fine and safe!
The lava has progressed closely to the outskirts of Pahoa. Smoke is clearly visible from our town and the front of the flow is about 600 yards or so away from the center of town. Early this morning lava glow was visible through the trees behind Pahoa. Our house/B&B is in Leilani Estates, approximately 7 miles to the south of Pahoa. This area is in no danger of lava inundation. We are completely safe here and we continue to welcome visitors from around the world.
Once the flow crosses the village road and the highway, we will be a very good location to look at and explore the lava flow. The County has built alternate routes and traffic is directed safely along these detours.
I am deeply saddened by the events and I have great compassion for all of our friends and members of the community that are directly affected by the lava. All of us here are going through the emotional process of losing part of the things we love so much. There is inevitability and powerlessness while we are helplessly watching this slow progression. Like many times in life, we have to learn to accept the circumstances around us. It is our courage that will help us to find solutions, overcome adversity and to open new doors. The community here is coming together in a big big way. We have exceptional leadership in our Mayor, the head of Civil Defense, the County Department directors and all of their crews, the utility partners, private contractors, agencies, and all the community members working together. People are working around the clock to make sure everybody is well informed, safe and access to services and basic needs is uninterrupted.
I am asking you to keep us in your thoughts, to stay in touch, to support us through these tough times and to continue to visit Hale Moana Bed & Breakfast and this beautiful area on the Big Island of Hawaii.
I am including this video link for you to see, how the lava crosses the first road and then a second video about the lava flowing through the Buddhist cemetery:
Please, share this with your friends on FB or by e-mail. I am here for you, if you have any questions. 808-965-7015 or firstname.lastname@example.org or www.bnb-aloha.com.
With deep gratitude for your support and my heartfelt Alohas to you and your families,
Hale Moana Bed & Breakfast