Volcano blasts through county budget

  • This combination of satellite images provided by DigitalGlobe shows an area by the Kilauea volcano near Pahoa, Hawaii, on May 24, 2017, top, and May 14, 2018, bottom, after the recent volcanic activity. (Satellite Image ©2018 DigitalGlobe, a Maxar company via AP)
  • Managing Director Wil Okabe holds a press conference Tuesday afternoon in Hilo. (Nancy Cook Lauer/West Hawaii Today)

HILO — It’s all hands on deck during a lava emergency, and there’s plenty of overtime, too.