Big Island of Hawaii - Is NOT Being Evacuated - Please See Events

Real Estate Agent with Kona Home Team (luva llc) RS 62947

I was lucky enough to attend the National Association of Realtors convention in Washington DC this past week and was so saddened by what the mainland thinks is happening here on the Big Island.

Time after time, people seen my badge, and thought I had been evacuated off the island, and that is so far from reality!!!      STOP WATCHING THE MEDIA - PLEASE 

I just want to tell all..... , actually before that, I do want to say it is a tragic event for the residents that have lost thier homes or who were evacuated in the lava flow area, I do not want to defer from their very real losses.  

But I do want to clarify, the Big Isand is over 4,000 square miles in size, and the area affected my the Volcano.... about 10 square miles, has been designated as an extreme lava hazard zone 44 years ago (probably before any of these homes were built in its path) .
So please, let’s not make a secondary tragic event by misinforming the public on what is truly happening here. 
Right now, we are getting about a 50% cancellation on vacation rentals, that’s about 90% of our business - tourism. 

The Norwegian Cruise lines, decided to cancel its Big Island ports for now, why…. Because they are watching the media from offices in Norway (guessing-lol).


I want you to look at the little red strip, bottom right of the map, this is the area where lava is. It is a known lava flow area, and this eruption has been going on for 35 years now, it is of no surprise to anyone. 

Also scroll down for a list of events this week. 





#Hawaii #Lava #Eruption #Volcano #Open #Evacuation#VolcanoNationalPark #Rodeo #Horses


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Comments (4)

Fred Griffin Tallahassee Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

      We have the same issue with the Florida sinkholes.  They are (currently) isolated to central Florida in the Ocala area.  But if you watch national news, you would think our entire state was falling into the Earth!


May 21, 2018 03:27 PM
Kona Home Team (luva llc) Lance Owens (RS)

you mean its not ?  LOL, I feel your pain. 

May 21, 2018 03:33 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Leave it to the media to make a huge story out of a blip on the map

May 21, 2018 05:10 PM
Sun City Grand Homes Surprise AZ Real Estate Leolinda Bowers Designated Broker Leolinda Realty
Leolinda Realty - Surprise, AZ
Sun City Grand in Surprise Arizona

Born and raise in Hilo, it's my hometown. It's sad that the news has made the entire island dangerous. I guess this is a perfect example of "Fake News"!

May 21, 2018 07:57 PM
Kona Home Team (luva llc) Lance Owens (RS)

Yes, my 17 year old son is getting a great lesson in this right now.  It sure is sad. 
By the way, did you see Colton Wong of Hilo, plays for the St Louis Cardinals baseball team set up a go fund me page , and he matched the first $20,000 in donations. I donated through his site. 


May 21, 2018 11:45 PM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Lance, I hope all is well on the Island and some great events coming up.

Hope you had a wonderful Memorial Day 2018 and ... 


I wrote a new post about reaching out to ActiveRain members that are following me at the AR network, your name showed up #183 on my list ;o)


Please not: The number order has nothing to do with who's my favorite, I am going from the first page of followers and I am on page 49 and there approx 15+ members per page


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