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Survivors of past Hawaii lava recall despair and opportunity

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HONOLULU - Lava pouring out of a Hawaii volcano burned down Mary Dressler's home and her town 28 years ago. Now, watching creeping lobes of molten rock slowly wipe out entire neighbourhoods over the past month, she has been transported back to those losses.
Memories and emotions overcame the naturopathic physician when she recently took clothing donations to an evacuation centre - so much so she had a hard time staying.
“You see people walk up with that lost look. They have no clue what they're going to do next. I know that feeling,” Dressler said.
Lava has destroyed more than 600 homes on...
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