You got out just in time. The VOG is taking over...http://www.cnn.com/2008/TECH/science/05/06/hawaii.vog.ap/index.html
"Residents on Hawaii's Big Island say vog levels from Kilauea's main crater are increasing, forcing them indoors.
"For eight years, Tony and Sam Bayaoa have grown thousands of bright red, yellow and pink protea flowers on their farm. Then in March, Kilauea volcano opened a new vent and began spewing double the usual amount of toxic gas.
"Now about 70 percent of their crop is dried, brown and brittle.
"Big Island crops are shriveling as sulfur dioxide from Kilauea wafts over them and envelops them in "vog," or volcanic smog. People are wheezing, and schoolchildren are being kept indoors during recess. High gas levels led Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to close several days last month, forcing the evacuation of thousands of visitors.
Residents of this volcanic island are used to toxic gas. But this haze is so bad that farmers are thinking about growing different crops, and many people are worrying about their health.