Hawaii Island

Volcano Fire Update

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Much of the state's attention has been focused on the fury of mother nature from the Japanese earthquake and tsunami, including the tsunami's impact here. But on Hawaii Island, a fire resulting from a lava flow continues to burn inside Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. Sherry Bracken gives us an update.

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Shelter Boxes Provide Tsunami Relief

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March 22, 2011: There are multiple efforts throughout the state to collect funds for Japan's tsunami and earthquake relief. From Kona, Sherry Bracken tells us three Rotary Clubs on Hawaii Island have banded together to provide some immediate help where Japanese residents say it's most needed.

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Installing Warning Sirens on Private Land

ShareThisMarch 17, 2011: A proposed 'tsunami siren' bill that would require private landowners on Hawaii Island to install sirens at their own expense was pulled off yesterday's County Council agenda. The bill's author - Kohala district Council Member Pete Hoffman - agreed to delay action to give time for the Administration of Mayor Kenoi to come up with an alternate version.
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Tsunami Cleanup Continues

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March 16, 2011: The hardest hit area in the state in Friday's tsunami was the west side of Hawaii Island. The Governor and Department of Land and Natural Resources Director William Aila have made restoring the west side a high priority. From Kona, Sherry Bracken has an update.

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Officials Deal With Tsunami Damage

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March 15, 2011: The tsunami damage on the Big Island was worst in South Kohala and North and South Kona. Damage assessments and cleanup continue after Friday's tsunami. From Kona, Sherry Bracken tells us more.

Thanks to LAVA 105 radio team and to Dave Corrigan of BigIslandVideoNews.com for the sound bytes.

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