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May 16, 2018

Hawaiian homeowners ask: Am I covered?

  • The horror of seeing houses turned to ash has motivated some people who had no insurance to scramble to purchase a policy.
    Associated Press

    HONOLULU — Patricia Deter moved from Oregon to Hawaii to be closer to her two daughters, but the Kilauea volcano burned down her home only a month after she bought it.

    Now Deter and others who have recently lost homes to the lava-spewing mountain are on an urgent quest for answers about insurance, desperate to learn whether their coverage will offer any help after molten rock wiped out most of what they owned.

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