The Island of Hawaii has recently lived up to its worldwide reputation as a beautiful and dynamic place that is frequently vulnerable to many natural hazards. These include hurricanes, earthquakes, tsunamis, floods, and wildfires, as well as eruptions that can send lava flows through communities and create widespread volcanic air pollution.
During the past weeks, West Hawaii Today has been taking a closer look at each of the volcanoes on and around Hawaii Island. This week: Kohala Mountain. The final edition of this series publishes Nov. 23.