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Lava flow’s impacts hit Kona and Kohala Coast

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    A view from the Royal Kona Resort.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Jennifer Nobrega, an Expedia local experts concierge, assisted customers at the Royal Sea Cliff Kona by Outrigger last month. She said she has had to assure visitors that it is safe to visit Hawaii island.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Tourism has dampened at some of the luxury resort hotels along the Kohala Coast. Pictured is the pool at the Fairmont Orchid Hotel in Kohala last month.

Alexander Hamilton and Kayla Po were planning to stay at a Leilani Estates vacation rental on their first visit to Hawaii island but set their course for Kona after images of the lava plumes coming out of fissure 8 made it all the way to their home in Manila. Read more

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