Residents displaced by lava seek answers on insurance

DEMIAN BARRIOS/Special to Tribune-Herald

Lava flows into the ocean Friday near homes in what remains of Kapoho Beach Lots.

TOM CALLIS/Tribune-Herald Robert Joslin, of Hawaii Public Adjusters, addresses the audience at an insurance forum for lava victims Thursday in Hawaiian Shores.
TOM CALLIS/Tribune-Herald An unidentified man asks a question Thursday at an insurance forum for lava victims at Hawaiian Shores.

Two words are giving some Puna residents who lost their homes to the ongoing Kilauea eruption more anxiety as they try to rebuild their lives — “lava exclusion.”