Lava claims hundreds of Kapoho-area homes; destruction assessments continue

HOLLYN JOHNSON/Tribune-Herald Lava from fissure No. 8 closes in on Kapoho Bay on Sunday, June 3. This image was taken north of Kapoho Beach Lots, foreground, looking south across Kapoho Bay toward Vacationland.
Photo courtesy of SCOTT WILSON This image, taken Tuesday, June 5, from approximately the same vantage point as the top photo, shows the dramatic change that occurred to the landscape in just 48 hours. Note that only a small portion of Kapoho Beach Lots, foreground, and Vacationland remain, and Kapoho Bay is fully covered by lava.
This photo provided by U.S. Geological Survey shows an aerial view of ocean entry at Kapoho Bay, Hawaii on Tuesday, June 5, 2018. Lava destroyed hundreds of homes in mostly rural Hawaii area overnight, a county spokeswoman said Tuesday. A morning overflight confirmed that lava completely filled Kapoho Bay, inundated most of Vacationland and covered all but the northern part of Kapoho Beach Lots, scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said. (U.S. Geological Survey via AP)

County agencies continued their assessments Tuesday of the destruction around Kapoho after most of Kapoho Beach Lots and Vacationland were buried by lava Monday night.