It doesn't matter. A thousand dollar house or one worth millions.
Quite a few houses in Hawaii are gone.
Many people in Guatamala are dead.
We have tornadoes on the U.S. plains. They're nothing compared to this.
More pictures of the people:
I always pictured lava as slow moving. No so.
It depends upon the kind of lava. Some goes zipping along, another type is
very slow, just sort of rolls along at the leading age. In Hawaii, one is
calleed a'a, the other pahohoe. A'a is full of gas, hardens with millions
of holes with sharp edges. Pahoehoe is viscous, can flow uphill, hardens
smooth and slick.
On Thursday, June 7, 2018 at 4:15:23 PM UTC-4, dadiOH wrote:
And wasn't most of the death in Guatemala not from the lava itself, but
from all the muck and such pushed downhill that swept people away,
buried them, etc from the sudden explosion? Those people in HI were the
focus of all the attention, the big news story, until G hit. Shortly
after the HI volcano took out hundreds of homes, about 4x the previous
total in just a day and it didn't get as much attention as they previously
did when it was only a few houses.
Agreed but IMO, those such as in Hawaii choose to live within the
foundations of their paradise while those in the third world poor
countries don't often have that choice. It's not a luxury for them as
most remained where they were raised cause they can't afford to
relocate. Thus, my empathy is deep for them whereas not present for
those with luxury homes who risk it to have their paradise.
There were almost no pineapple plantations on Hawaii. A small presence
around Kohala in the far north. Few if any left on Oahu. one for tourism.
Previously, many on Lanai, probably some on Maui and Kauai. None of those
has an active volcano. Closest would be Maui with Halekala which last
erupted in the 1600s.
The primary ag crop everywhere was sugar, followed by pineapple.. Most of
both is gone. Some cattle too, largest private ranch in Hawaii is the
Parker Ranch. The area where Kilauea has been erupting since the 80s is
mostly undeveloped forest.
The pineapple you buy in your market is no longer from Hawaii but from
Mexico, Central and South America. Same for sugar.
On 06/08/2018 04:42 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I work in a sugar beet factory, or at least it processed beets fifty
years or so ago...
There still are sugar processors in the state though:
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