Volcanic deja vu: Displaced Leilani residents recall Mount St. Helens eruption

The explosion early Thursday morning of Halema‘uma‘u Crater, which sent a volcanic ash cloud 30,000 feet high and deposited a light layer of ash on Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and surrounding areas, reminded two displaced Leilani Estates residents of an event that took place 38 years ago today — the violent explosion of Mount St. Helens in Washington state, which killed 57 people directly and caused more than $1 billion in damage.

Dump truck crash closes road

KAILUA-KONA — Palani Road was closed for two hours Wednesday after a dump truck apparently struck a rock embankment makai of Konalani Street.