Many people consider Hawaii to be a tropical paradise. But there is trouble in paradise, I’m afraid.
According to the Hawaii Tribune-Herald, “In the course of three days, hundreds of homes, farms, and vacation rentals in Kapoho became buried under a relentless a lava flow that turned lives upside down and erased an entire community from the map, leaving its iconic tide pools and gentle bay to live on in the memories of those who cherished them.”
The article continued, “By Wednesday evening, nearly all of the estimated 500 residences in Vacationland and Kapoho Beach. Only a few homes on the north side of Kapoho Bay remained.”
I feel sorry for those in Kapoho Bay whose homes and properties were lost due to the eruption of Hawaii’s Big Island’s Kilauea volcano and the molten lava flows that filled the bay.
But nature is a force to be reckoned with, even in a tropical paradise.
Written for today’s One-Word Challenge, where the word is “tropical.”