Tourism officials in Hawaii are doing damage control in the wake of the volcano eruption on May 3 and the magnitude 6.9 earthquake on May 4, encouraging tourists to continue venturing to the island as well as asking travelers not to rubberneck near the sites of the natural disasters.
“Please, the residents of Leilani need your help,” said Hawaii’s Civil Defense Agency. “This is not the time for sightseeing. You can help tremendously by staying out of the area.”
Hawaiian Airlines confirmed that it was safe to travel to any airport in Hawaii.
Aloha Estelle, it is safe to fly everywhere in Hawaii. The volcano hasn't affected any of our flights.
— Hawaiian Airlines (@HawaiianAir) May 6, 2018
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