This is an eruption and lava flow Information Update for Friday October 24th at 7:45 am
This morning’s assessment shows that the flow has advanced approximately 300 yards since yesterday. This flow front is active and moving in a northeast direction. Currently the leading edge of the advancing flow is approximately 250 yards from the Apa’a Street area near the Pahoa Transfer Station. There was very little burning activity and smoke conditions were moderate. There is no brush fire threat at this time.
Civil Defense and Public Safety personnel will be conducting door to door notifications of residents in the down slope areas of Pahoa Village to insure residents are aware of current activities. Door to door notifications will be taking place tomorrow, Saturday October 25th. This is not an evacuation notice. This is not an evacuation notice.
Current flow activity does not pose an immediate threat to area communities and no evacuation is needed at this time. Area residents will be given adequate notice to safely evacuate should that be necessary.
With the change in flow activity and advancement, Apa’a Street and Cemetery Road will remained closed between the Pahoa Transfer Station and the Kaohe Homesteads Road. In addition, Civil Defense and public safety personnel will be operating in the area round the clock to maintain close observations of flow activity.