A month ago today, residents could be seen roaming the streets in Leilani Estates.
Now it's a ghost town.
"Where we lived is so special that we're just grateful for the time that we had there," Mary Lorenz, evacuee said.
While some residents homes are still standing, others unfortunately are not.
And the ongoing lava flow only continues to claim more.
Jack "NOVA" Deschinoe is one of approximately 400 residents staying at a Red Cross shelter. His house on Pohoiki Road is now gone. He says the place he called home for years is now buried under a 20 ft. wall of lava.
"I have my car if I have to sleep in. I have camping equipment to move up the coast, I really don't want to leave this island," Deschinoe said.
"When you see how many structures have gone down and burned, that doesn't tell the whole story cause there is many times the number of homes still standing but they're not livable ," Lorenz said.
Lorenz says her family's house of nearly 13 years is still standing but in order to get it to it, she has to be escorted by military personnel..
"Whatever happens whether our house is standing or not, to be able to go back to see it. We're immensely grateful," Lorenz said.
With uncertainty of what's next. Some residents wonder if it'll be the last drive into Leilani Estates, collecting the rest of their belongings before it's too late.
"There are a lot people that now have lost everything," Lorenz said.