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Residents prepare for the worst as more fissures open

1/17
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Lava spewed from a new fissure which erupted on Saturday between Highway 132 (Kapoho Rd.) and Pohoiki Rd. outside of Pahoa.
2/17
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Lava overtook vegetation at fissure 16.
3/17
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Lava overtook vegetation at fissure 16.
4/17
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Lava overtook trees and vegetation at fissure 16.
5/17
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A geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey measured a crack along Kapoho Rd. (Highway 132) in lower Puna.
6/17
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Vehicles parked in a driveway along Kamaili Rd. Opihikao was covered with leaves that were shed due to the sulfur dioxide in the air.
7/17
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A geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey measured a crack along Kapoho Rd. (Highway 132) amongst an offering of lei in lower Puna.
8/17
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Pahoa firefighters drove over new cracks along Kapoho Rd. (Highway 132).
9/17
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Leah Gabriel took a load of clothes to the car as she and her husband, Graeme Wilson, prepared to leave their Seaview vacation property.
10/17
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Puna Palisades resident David Ellis stood by as his vehicle, packed with belongings, was hitched to a tow truck. The car broke down during preparations for an emergency evacuation. "Just add this to the million of things I have to do, " said Ellis.
11/17
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Donna Walker, right, wept as she embraced Verna Schutz-Kahele at the Puuhonua o Puna community support center in Pahoa. The two women once worked together as teachers at Pahoa Elementary School and have not seen each other in over ten years.
12/17
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Elston Kamaka grabbed a box of donated goods from Joel Rosario while loading up a trailer for Kalapana residents at the Puuhonua o Puna community support center.
13/17
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Donated food was stacked the Puuhonua o Puna community support center in Pahoa. The center needs more spam.
14/17
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Leilani Estates resident Ronald Jones-Schutz hauled bags of donated dog food from Puuhonua o Puna community support center.
15/17
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A volunteer held up an undergarment with cut-out okole support at the Puuhonua o Puna community support center.
16/17
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Puuhonua o Puna community support center in Pahoa was filled with volunteers, residents and evacuees on Saturday.
17/17
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Residents hold hands at the Puuhonua o Puna community support center.