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Lava claims last subdivision home Hawaii - Jack Thompson airlifted out

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Published on Mar 5, 2012

Has extra footage not shown on news casts: Royal Gardens subdivision is no more, it ended existing March 2nd, 2012, but will live on in legend for many more years - as will its last and longest residing resident, Jack Thompson. For thirty years Jack Thompson and his home in the Royal Gardens subdivision on the south slopes of Hawaii Island have been haunted by Kilauea Volcano lava flows.

Friday, March 2nd, 2012, a persistent thrust of rapidly advancing lava coming from the erupting Pu`u O`o crater four miles above, invaded the last large forest remnant, and more importantly, the last occupied home. According to residents of Kalapana Gardens, who could see the remote area clearly from 3 1/2 miles away, say that lava overtook and destroyed Jack's house an hour and a half after Jack & I were airlifted off the mountain. The lava was only 120-feet from the back of the house when we finally left late in the day. (See further updates linked below).

Jack and I made the call to evacuate mid-afternoon on Friday when it became abundantly clear that one strong finger of this flow front had invaded the deep forest directly behind and above his home, and was following a trench that leads directly to his backyard. Earlier in the day it seemed (to Jack only :) that the lava would possibly be pulled down the sloping Hoku street 300 feet to the east of his house, the vertical street in the video........
READ THE FULL STORY with photos on Hawaiian Lava Daily - hawaiianlavadaily.blogspot.com HERE: http://hawaiianlavadaily.blogspot.ca/... And the update on the whole event here: http://hawaiianlavadaily.blogspot.ca/...

****To watch a powerful short documentary of another man losing his home to another Hawaiian lava flow then see that here on my other videography site: or you can watch my featured 34-minute lava movie, which contains a wide variety of amazing molten lava scenes here: http://digitalnectar.ca/2016/01/04/fe... ~~ Leigh

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