#FOWC — Trouble in Paradise


01052ACD-0DD1-4F2F-81B4-1624D1847D2AMany 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.”

4 thoughts on “#FOWC — Trouble in Paradise

  1. Marilyn Armstrong June 7, 2018 / 5:59 pm

    You’d think they might know that living on top of a known active volcano might be dangerous. Pompeii. Herculaneum.

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  2. Osyth June 8, 2018 / 6:39 am

    Nature is the strongest of forces and what she wants, she gets. I, too feel sorry for those effected – whether it be flood, Hurricane, fire or molten lava losing your home and facing an uncertain future is really tough.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Sight11 June 8, 2018 / 5:02 pm

    I agree with Marilyn you can’t be too careful, and yet you’re living at the top of an active volcano.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Fandango June 8, 2018 / 5:43 pm

      Not on top, but close enough. It’s like living next to a river that floods every few years.

      Liked by 1 person

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