Hawaii residents rue paradise built with 'lava discount'

Hawaii residents rue paradise built with 'lava discount'By Terray Sylvester and Jolyn Rosa PAHOA, Hawaii/HONOLULU (Reuters) – Six days before Kilauea began erupting on Hawaii’s Big Island, residents living under one of the world’s most active volcanoes attended a community forum on preparing for emergencies. It was prompted in part by a mistaken alert in January that North Korea had launched a ballistic missile attack on Hawaii, which sent residents and tourists scrambling for shelter across the U.S. Pacific island state. Living in paradise comes with risks for the mostly retired residents in communities around Kilauea, who must also cope with the occasional hurricane – and the rumbling volcano proved the most damaging.

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