The governor of the US state of Hawaii has declared one of the areas of this American state a disaster zone due to the consequences of the eruption of Kilauea volcano. The US President was asked to help.
Assistance to the federal authorities may be needed for the evacuation of residents with the help of helicopters, which are not enough for Hawaii. In addition, money is needed to eliminate the consequences of the eruption, which, according to forecasts of geologists, can happen again.
About two thousand people left their homes. Lava flows have already led to the destruction of more than 35 houses and buildings in the region; there are no victims.