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Kilauea Volcano eruption had lingering impacts on Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park and Big Isle tourism

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Video by Diane S. W. Lee and Cindy Ellen Russell
May 3, 2019, marks the one-year anniversary of the Kilauea Volcano eruption. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser follows up with affected Hawaii island residents and Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park officials on the slow, quiet recovery efforts.
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CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

Jessica Ferracane, Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park public affairs specialist, speaks to a visitor. The tourism decline hit in July, a few months after the eruption started.

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CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

An empty donation box is rolled out by a volunteer ranger at the Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park visitor center. The park partially reopened in September after being closed forover 130 days.