Kilauea: Reshaping the Aina

This special is proudly presented by INspiration Interiors and Haleakala Solar.

VOLCANO (KHON2) - Madame Pele is showing the world her incredible force.

Rivers of molten lava have rendered thousands of acres on Hawaii island unrecognizable, and fire ignites the night sky.

But for all her beauty, there is a price to pay.

In a matter of months, lava has consumed entire neighborhoods, destroying what has been for many the only home they have ever known.

In the wake of so much loss, communities across the state have proved to be an equally powerful force, coming together in an incredible showing of neighbor helping neighbor.

Residents have trucked in donations, some with barely any left to give themselves. First responders from all four of Hawaii's counties have stood on the front lines.

And every day, members of Hawaii County Civil Defense and the Hawaii National Guard brave the danger zones to ensure the safety of others.

In our half-hour special, Howard Dashefsky and Marisa Yamane go inside the evacuation zone to find out what life is like for those impacted by this unprecedented eruption, and explore the challenges and changes ahead as the island faces an uncertain future.

"Kilauea: Reshaping the Aina" will re-air on Sunday, Aug. 19, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Sept. 9, at 7:30 p.m. on KHON2 and Tuesday, Aug. 14, at 6:30 and Thursday, Aug. 23 at 10:35 p.m. on Hawaii's CW.

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