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Mayor Kim on National Public Radio Show

July 30, 2018, 1:52 PM HST
* Updated July 31, 10:28 AM
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Mayor Harry Kim. Courtesy photo

Hawai‘i County Mayor Harry Kim was on the National Public Radio’s Here and Now show on Monday, July 30, 2018, at 10 a.m.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson spoke with him about efforts to create a safe lava viewing site among other things.

Mayor Kim talked about losing his own home in Kapoho and the ongoing lava flow. He also mentioned that he was born in 1939 and raised here, and that he has never seen anything like this and that the flow and eruptions could last for years.

The mayor also talked about the loss of Jack’s Tours and the loss of business that is happening in East Hawai‘i due to the ongoing eruptions.

The mayor said it was appropriate for residents and tourist to want to view the lava and that the county was trying to identify sites that were safe and can accompany a number of people. He said that they thought they found a site, but that didn’t work out; however, they are continuing the search for a safe spot.

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