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Monday
Jun182018

East Rift Zone Eruption - 6/18/18 6AM 

Incident: East Rift Zone Eruption

This is a Civil Defense Message for Monday, June 18 at 6:00 in the morning.  

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reports an explosion at the Kilauea Summit.  The energy is like a 5.3 magnitude earthquake.  No tsunami expected.

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports Fissure 8 continues to be very active with a fast moving channelized flow entering the ocean at Kapoho Bay. The vent is producing a large SO2 plume and a large laze plume at the ocean entry.  Seismic activity continues at Kilauea Summit.

On the Leilani Eruption:

  • 5,914 acres or nine and a quarter square miles of land has now been impacted.
  • 533 homes have been destroyed.

Numerous resources are available to residents of Hawai‘i County who suffered damage or losses from the Kilauea volcanic eruption and recent earthquakes:

  • A Disaster Recovery Center or DRC, is open daily from 8am to 8pm, and is located at the Keaau High School Gym. 
  • Today, Tuesday and Wednesday, free medical, dental and eye care will be available at “Tropic Care 2018” at Kea’au High School.  Additional screening days are scheduled during the coming weeks.

 We are on watch 24-hours a day for your safety.

 This is your Hawai‘i County Civil Defense Agency.

 

Sunday
Jun172018

East Rift Zone Eruption - 6/17/18 4:30 PM 

This is a Civil Defense Message for Sunday, June 17 at 4:30 pm.  

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports Fissure 8 continues to be very active with a fast moving channel flowing into the ocean at Kapoho Bay. It is producing a large laze plume. An ash eruption this morning at the Kilauea Summit potentially sent ash blowing toward the southwest which affects people in the Volcano and Kau areas.

The following advice is provided for your information:

 

  • Continue to be on the alert for air quality conditions around you
  • If you are at home, stay inside with your windows closed. If you are outside seek shelter.
  • After the ash fall has ended, check your home and especially your catchment system for any impact that may affect water quality.

 

 On the Leilani Eruption:

 

  • 5,914 acres or nine and a quarter square miles of land has now been impacted.
  • 533 homes have been destroyed.

 

Numerous resources are available to residents of Hawai‘i County who suffered damage or losses from the Kilauea volcanic eruption and recent earthquakes:

 

  • A Disaster Recovery Center or DRC, is open daily from 8am to 8pm, and is located at the Keaau High School Gym. 
  • This Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, free medical, dental and eye care will be available at “Tropic Care 2018” at Kea’au High School.  Additional screening days are scheduled during the coming weeks.

 

We are on watch 24-hours a day for your safety.

This is your Hawai‘i County Civil Defense Agency.

 

 

 

Sunday
Jun172018

East Rift Zone Eruption - 6/17/18 6:30AM 

This is a Civil Defense Message for Sunday, June 17 at 6:30 in the morning.

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that an ash eruption at the Kilauea Summit occurred at apx. 6:26 a.m. An ash plume was generated. The wind is blowing in the southwest direction and ash may affect the areas of Volcano and Kau.

The following advice is provided for your information.

  • If you are at home, stay indoors with the windows closed. If you are outside seek cover.
  • If you are in the car, keep the windows closed. Ash fallout may cause poor driving conditions, due to limited visibility and slippery driving conditions. Drive with extreme caution or pull over and park.
  • After the hazard has passed, do check your home and especially your catchment system for any impact that may affect your water quality.

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that the eruption activity continues at Fissure 8 in the lower East Rift Zone.  Lava is entering the ocean at Kapoho Bay and producing a large laze plume. Heavy vog is blanketing the interior and southern parts of the island, impacting Hilo and wrapping around to Kona through the weekend. 

 Due to the hazardous air quality conditions, the following guidance is given.

  • Do continue to be on the alert for air quality conditions around you. Limit outside activities and stay indoors if you have breathing issues.
  • You can monitor the latest air quality measurements through the University of Hawaii’s Vog Measurement and Prediction Project, linked on our Civil Defense Agency website. (http://mkwc.ifa.hawaii.edu/vmap/

The National Weather Service has issued a HIGH SURF ADVISORY for West facing shores of the Big Island.  Beach goers should pay close attention to the surf today and stay out of the water if not experienced.

Residents of Hawai‘i County who suffered damage or losses from the recent Kilauea volcanic eruption and earthquakes, can now register for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

 The following is provided for your information:

  • The Disaster Recovery Center or DRC, is open daily from 8am to 8pm, and is located at the Keaau High School Gym. 
  • Shuttle buses will be running between the two shelters and the DRC from 7:30 am to 8 pm.
  • The shuttles run every 20 minutes from the Keaau Armory, and every hour from the Pahoa Community Center shelter. The full bus schedule can be found on our Civil Defense Website at HawaiiCounty.gov/Active-Alerts. 
  • For a list of the information you need to bring with you to the DRC, or if you want to register online, go to www.DisasterAssistance.gov. 

We are on watch 24-hours a day for your safety.

This is your Hawai‘i County Civil Defense Agency.

 

 Shuttle Bus Schedule

7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Route 1 – Keaau Armory and Keaau High School Parking Lot to Keaau High School Gym

                                Continuous shuttle every 20 mins

 

7:30 a.m.       Keaau Armory

 

7:35 a.m.       Keaau High School Parking Lot

 

7:40 a.m.       Keaau High School Gym

 

7:45 a.m.       Parking Lot

 

7:50 a.m.       Armory

 

7:55 a.m.       Parking Lot

 

8:00 a.m.       Gym

 

8:05 a.m.       Parking Lot

 

8:10 a.m.       Armory

 

Last bus at 8 p.m.

 

 

Route 2 – Pahoa Community Center to Keaau High School Gym

                                Continuous shuttle every hour

 

7:30 a.m.       Pahoa Gym

 

7:35 a.m.       Pahoa Community Center

 

8:00 a.m.       Keaau High School Gym

 

8:30 a.m.       Pahoa Gym

 

8:35 a.m.       Pahoa Community Center

 

9:00 a.m.       Keaau High School Gym

 

 

Last Bus at 6 p.m.

 

 

Saturday
Jun162018

East Rift Zone Eruption - 6/16/18 6PM 

This is a Civil Defense Message for Saturday, June 16 at 6 pm.

 Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that Fissure 8 in the lower East Rift Zone continues to be very active and is flowing into the ocean at Kapoho.  Fissure 16 is oozing lava and is being monitored closely.

 Civil Defense Authorities are advising people of the following for information on the East Rift Zone eruption:

  • There is no immediate threat. Please only act on information obtained from agencies responsible for monitoring the volcano. 

Please be advised of the following updates to the shuttle schedules for the Disaster Recovery Center or DRC at the Keaau High School Gym:

  • The last bus leaves the Keaau High School Gym at 8 p.m.
  • The last bus leaves the Pahoa Shelter at 6 p.m.
  • There are continuous shuttles between the Keaau Armory & Keaau High School Parking Lot to Keaau High School Gym every 20 minutes beginning at 7:30 a.m.
  • There are continuous shuttles between Pahoa Community Center and Keaau High School Gym every hour beginning at 7:30 a.m.

 

You will be notified of any changes that will affect your safety.

 We are on watch 24-hours a day for your safety.

This is your Hawai‘i County Civil Defense Agency.

 

Saturday
Jun162018

East Rift Zone Eruption - 6/16/18 3PM

This is a Civil Defense Message for Saturday, June 16 at 3 pm.

Civil Defense Authorities are advising people that official sources of information regarding the current East Rift Zone Eruption are obtained from agencies responsible for monitoring the volcano. Be aware of posters who speculate on the movement of active lava flows. This information has not been supported by official observations.  Radio messages from the Hawaii Civil Defense Agency, along with information on official government websites and social media platforms will continue to relay accurate and current eruption information. We encourage you to only act on officially released information

 There is no immediate threat at this time. Hawaiian Volcano Observatory continues to closely monitor the eruption and works hand in hand with the Hawaii Civil Defense Agency to provide updates.

 You will be notified of any changes that will affect your safety.

 We are on watch 24-hours a day for your safety.

This is your Hawai‘i County Civil Defense Agency.

Saturday
Jun162018

East Rift Zone Eruption - 6/16/18 12PM 

This is a Civil Defense Message for Saturday, June 16 at 12 noon.

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports an explosive event at Halemaumau Crater at 10:22 this morning.  The explosion had the energy of a 5.3 magnitude earthquake. Fissure 8 in the lower East Rift Zone remains very active with 170 foot tall lava fountains. This activity means volcanic gas emissions remain very high. Winds are expected to continue to bring vog to the central, southern and western parts of Hawaii Island.

Due to the hazardous air quality conditions, the following guidance is given:

  • Continue to be alert and aware of the air quality conditions around you. Limit outside activities and if you have breathing problems please stay indoors.
  • Areas downwind of Kilauea will be affected by ash. This includes Volcano and Kau.

 Residents of Hawai‘i County who suffered damage or losses from the recent eruption and earthquakes, can now register for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

The following is provided for your information:

  • The Disaster Recovery Center or DRC, is open daily from 8am to 8pm, and is located at the Keaau High School Gym. 
  • Please note this change: shuttle buses will be running between the two shelters and the DRC from 7:30 am to 8:00 pm.
  • The shuttles run every 20 minutes from the Keaau Armory, and every hour from the Pahoa Community Center shelter. The full bus schedule can be found on our Civil Defense Website at HawaiiCounty.gov/Active-Alerts. 
  • For a list of the information you need to bring with you to the DRC, or if you want to register online, go to www.DisasterAssistance.gov.

 

 We are on watch 24-hours a day for your safety.

This is your Hawai‘i County Civil Defense Agency.

 

Shuttle Bus Schedule

7:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Route 1 – Keaau Armory and Keaau High School Parking Lot to Keaau High School Gym

Continuous shuttle every 20 mins 

7:30 a.m.       Keaau Armory

 

7:35 a.m.       Keaau High School Parking Lot

 

7:40 a.m.       Keaau High School Gym

 

7:45 a.m.       Parking Lot

 

7:50 a.m.       Armory

 

7:55 a.m.       Parking Lot

 

8:00 a.m.       Gym

 

8:05 a.m.       Parking Lot

 

8:10 a.m.       Armory

 

Continuous until 8:00 p.m.

The last bus leaves Kea’au Gym at 8:00 p.m.

 

 

Route 2 – Pahoa Community Center to Keaau High School Gym

Continuous shuttle every hour

7:30 a.m.       Pahoa Gym

 

7:35 a.m.       Pahoa Community Center


8:00 a.m.       Keaau High School Gym

 

8:30 a.m.       Pahoa Gym

 

8:35 a.m.       Pahoa Community Center

 

9:00 a.m.       Keaau High School Gym

 

Continuous until 6:00 p.m.

 

The last bus leaves Pahoa Shelter at 6:00 p.m.

 

 

Saturday
Jun162018

East Rift Zone Eruption - 6/16/18 9 AM 

This is a Civil Defense Message for Saturday, June 16 at 9 in the morning.

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that Fissure 8 in the lower East Rift Zone remains very active and continues to flow into the ocean at Kapoho.  Fissure 16 is oozing lava and is being monitored closely. The National Weather Service reports heavy vog is blanketing the interior and southern parts of the island, impacting Hilo and wrapping around to Kona through the weekend.

Lava now covers 5,914 acres or an area of nine and one quarter (9.24) square miles.  There have been 467 homes destroyed. 

Due to the hazardous air quality conditions, the following guidance is given:

 

  • Do continue to be on the alert for air quality conditions around you. Limit outside activities and stay indoors if you have breathing issues.

 

Residents of Hawai‘i County who suffered damage or losses from the recent Kilauea volcanic eruption and earthquakes, can now register for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

The following is provided for your information:

  • The Disaster Recovery Center or DRC, is open daily from 8am to 8pm, and is located at the Keaau High School Gym. 
  • Shuttle buses will be running between the two shelters and the DRC from 7:30 am to 9 pm.
  • The shuttles run every 20 minutes from the Keaau Armory, and every hour from the Pahoa Community Center shelter. The full bus schedule can be found on our Civil Defense Website at HawaiiCounty.gov/Active-Alerts. 
  • For a list of the information you need to bring with you to the DRC, or if you want to register online, go to www.DisasterAssistance.gov.

 

 We are on watch 24-hours a day for your safety.

This is your Hawai‘i County Civil Defense Agency.

 

 

 

Saturday
Jun162018

East Rift Zone Eruption - 6/16/18 6AM 

This is a Civil Defense Message for Saturday, June 16 at 6 in the morning.

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that the eruption activity continues at Fissure 8 in the lower East Rift Zone.  Lava is entering the ocean at Kapoho Bay and producing a large laze plume. The National Weather Service reports heavy vog is blanketing the interior and southern parts of the island, impacting Hilo and wrapping around to Kona through the weekend.

Due to the hazardous air quality conditions, the following guidance is given.

 

  • Do continue to be on the alert for air quality conditions around you. Limit outside activities and stay indoors if you have breathing issues.
  • You can monitor the latest air quality measurements through the University of Hawaii’s Vog Measurement and Prediction Project, linked on our Civil Defense Agency website. (http://mkwc.ifa.hawaii.edu/vmap/)

 

Residents of Hawai‘i County who suffered damage or losses from the recent Kilauea volcanic eruption and earthquakes, can now register for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

The following is provided for your information:

  • The Disaster Recovery Center or DRC, is open daily from 8am to 8pm, and is located at the Keaau High School Gym. 
  • Shuttle buses will be running between the two shelters and the DRC from 7:30 am to 9 pm.
  • The shuttles run every 20 minutes from the Keaau Armory, and every hour from the Pahoa Community Center shelter. The full bus schedule can be found on our Civil Defense Website at HawaiiCounty.gov/Active-Alerts. 
  • For a list of the information you need to bring with you to the DRC, or if you want to register online, go to www.DisasterAssistance.gov.

 

We are on watch 24-hours a day for your safety.

This is your Hawai‘i County Civil Defense Agency.

 

Shuttle Bus Schedule

7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Route 1 – Keaau Armory and Keaau High School Parking Lot to Keaau High School Gym

 Continuous shuttle every 20 mins

 

7:30 a.m.       Keaau Armory

 

7:35 a.m.       Keaau High School Parking Lot

 

7:40 a.m.       Keaau High School Gym

 

7:45 a.m.       Parking Lot

 

7:50 a.m.       Armory

 

7:55 a.m.       Parking Lot

 

8:00 a.m.       Gym

 

8:05 a.m.       Parking Lot

 

8:10 a.m.       Armory

 

Continuous until 9:00 p.m.

 

 

Route 2 – Pahoa Community Center to Keaau High School Gym

  Continuous shuttle every hour

 

7:30 a.m.       Pahoa Gym

 

7:35 a.m.       Pahoa Community Center

 

8:00 a.m.       Keaau High School Gym

 

8:30 a.m.       Pahoa Gym

 

8:35 a.m.       Pahoa Community Center

 

9:00 a.m.       Keaau High School Gym

 

Continuous until 9:00 p.m.

 

 

Friday
Jun152018

East Rift Zone Eruption - FRI 6/15/18 6 PM-Update 3 

This is a Civil Defense Message for Friday, June 15 at 6 in the evening.

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that the eruption activity continues at Fissure 8 in the lower East Rift Zone.  Lava is entering the ocean at Kapoho Bay and producing a large laze plume.  An explosive event at the Kilauea summit earlier today produced an ash plume that rose up to 10,000 feet and dispersed. The National Weather Service reports heavy vog is blanketing the interior and southern parts of the island, impacting Hilo and wrapping around to Kona through the weekend.

Due to the hazardous air quality conditions, the following guidance is given.

  • Do continue to be on the alert for air quality conditions around you. Limit outside activities and stay indoors if you have breathing issues.
  • You can monitor the latest air quality measurements through the University of Hawaii’s Vog Measurement and Prediction Project, (http://mkwc.ifa.hawaii.edu/vmap/)

Residents of Hawai‘i County who suffered damage or losses from the recent Kilauea volcanic eruption and earthquakes, can now register for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

The following is provided for your information:

  • The Disaster Recovery Center or DRC, is open daily from 8am to 8pm, and is located at the Keaau High School Gym.
  • Shuttle buses will be running between the two shelters and the DRC from 7:30 am to 9 pm.
  • The shuttles run every 20 minutes from the Keaau Armory, and every hour from the Pahoa Community Center shelter. The full bus schedule is listed below.
  • For a list of the information you need to bring with you to the DRC, or if you want to register online, go to www.DisasterAssistance.gov.

We are on watch 24-hours a day for your safety.

This is your Hawai‘i County Civil Defense Agency.

Shuttle Bus Schedule

7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Route 1 – Keaau Armory and Keaau High School Parking Lot to Keaau High School Gym

                                Continuous shuttle every 20 mins

7:30 a.m.       Keaau Armory

7:35 a.m.       Keaau High School Parking Lot

7:40 a.m.       Keaau High School Gym

7:45 a.m.       Parking Lot

7:50 a.m.       Armory

7:55 a.m.       Parking Lot

8:00 a.m.       Gym

8:05 a.m.       Parking Lot

8:10 a.m.       Armory

Continuous until 9:00 p.m.

 

Route 2 – Pahoa Community Center to Keaau High School Gym

                                Continuous shuttle every hour

7:30 a.m.       Pahoa Gym

7:35 a.m.       Pahoa Community Center

8:00 a.m.       Keaau High School Gym

8:30 a.m.       Pahoa Gym

8:35 a.m.       Pahoa Community Center

9:00 a.m.       Keaau High School Gym

Continuous until 9:00 p.m.

Friday
Jun152018

East Rift Zone Eruption - 6/15, 12:05PM - 5.3 earthquake, NO tsunami

This is a Civil Defense message for Friday, June 15 at 12:05 p.m.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reports the earthquake that occurred at approximately 12:05 p.m. was NOT large enough to cause a tsunami for the Island of Hawaii.  There is NO tsunami threat for the island of Hawaii.

Preliminary data indicates that the earthquake measuring a magnitude of 5.3 was centered in the summit region of Kilauea.

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that the ash eruption at the Kilauea Summit resulted in a small ash plume reaching 9,000 to 10,000 feet high and may affect the surrounding areas. 

Again, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reports the earthquake that occurred at approximately 12:05 p.m. was NOT large enough to cause a tsunami for the island of Hawaii.  NO tsunami threat.

If any additional information becomes available we will notify you.

This is your Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.

Friday
Jun152018

East Rift Zone Eruption - Fri, 6/15/18 8AM - Update 2

This is a Civil Defense Message for Friday, June 15 at 8 in the morning.

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that the eruption continues with little change in the lower East Rift Zone. The flow from Fissure 8 continues to enter the ocean at Kapoho Bay, producing a large laze plume. The National Weather Service reports heavy vog is blanketing the interior and southern parts of the island, impacting Hilo and wrapping around to Kona through the weekend.

Due to the air quality conditions, the following guidance is given.

  • Do continue to be on the alert for air quality conditions around you. Limit outside activities and stay indoors if you have breathing issues.
  • If you feel the effects of sulfur dioxide exposure shelter-in-place or leave the immediate area.
  • You can monitor the latest air quality measurements through the University of Hawaii’s Vog Measurement and Prediction Project, at http://mkwc.ifa.hawaii.edu/vmap/

Residents of Hawai‘i County who suffered damage or losses from the recent Kilauea volcanic eruption and earthquakes, can now register for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

The following is provided for your information:

  • A Disaster Recovery Center or DRC, jointly operated by Hawaii County, the State of Hawaii, and FEMA is open daily from 8am to 8pm, and is located at the Keaau High School Gym.
  • If you need a ride, buses will be running between the two shelters and the DRC between 7:30 am and 9 pm. 
  • The Keaau Armory shuttle runs every 20 minutes and the Pahoa Community Center Shelter every hour.  The full shuttle bus schedule is listed below. 
  • For a list of the information you need to bring with you to the DRC, or if you want to register online, go to www.DisasterAssistance.gov. 

We are on watch 24-hours a day for your safety.

This is your Hawai‘i County Civil Defense Agency.

Shuttle Bus Schedule
7:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Route 1 – Keaau Armory and Keaau High School Parking Lot to Keaau High School Gym
                                Continuous shuttle every 20 mins
 
7:30 a.m. Keaau Armory
7:35 a.m. Keaau High School Parking Lot
7:40 a.m. Keaau High School Gym
7:45 a.m.  Parking Lot
7:50 a.m.  Armory
7:55 a.m.  Parking Lot
8:00 a.m. Gym
8:05 a.m.  Parking Lot
8:10 a.m. Armory
Continuous until 9:00 p.m.
 
 
Route 2 – Pahoa Community Center to Keaau High School Gym
                                Continuous shuttle every hour
 
7:30 a.m. Pahoa Gym
7:35 a.m. Pahoa Community Center
8:00 a.m.  Keaau High School Gym
8:30 a.m. Pahoa Gym
8:35 a.m. Pahoa Community Center
9:00 a.m. Keaau High School Gym
Continuous until 9:00 p.m. 
 

 

Friday
Jun152018

East Rift Zone Eruption - Fri, 6/15/18, 6AM - Update 1

This is a Civil Defense Message for Friday, June 15 at 6 in the morning.

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that the eruption continues with little change in the lower East Rift Zone. Fissure 8 continues to produce a large channelized flow that is entering the ocean at Kapoho Bay and producing a large laze plume. Expect heavier vog to blanket the interior and southern parts of the island, wrapping around to Kona through the weekend.

Residents of Hawai‘i County who suffered damage or losses from the recent Kilauea volcanic eruption and earthquakes, can now register for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

The following is provided for your information:

  • A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC), jointly operated by Hawaii County, the State of Hawaii, and FEMA will open today, at 8 a.m.
  • The DRC is located at Kea‘au High School Gymnasium and will be open daily from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm. 
  • People can register for assistance at the DRC, as well as having many of their questions answered.
  • FEMA, the U.S. Small Business Administration, and state and county government agencies will be present at the center.
  • For a list of the information you need to bring with you, or if you want to register online, go to www.DisasterAssistance.gov.

We are on watch 24-hours a day for your safety.

This is your Hawai‘i County Civil Defense Agency.

Thursday
Jun142018

East Rift Zone Eruption - Thurs, 6/14/18, 6PM - Update 3

This is a Civil Defense Message for Thursday, June 14 at 6 in the evening.

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that the eruption continues with little change in the lower East Rift Zone. Fissure 8 continues to produce a large channelized flow that is entering the ocean at Kapoho Bay and producing a large laze plume. Expect heavier vog to blanket the interior and southern parts of the island, wrapping around to Kona through the weekend.

Residents of Hawai‘i County who suffered damage or losses from the recent Kilauea volcanic eruption and earthquakes, can now register for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

  • A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC), jointly operated by Hawaii County, the State of Hawaii, and FEMA will open tomorrow, Friday, June 15 at 8 a.m.
  • The DRC is located at Kea‘au High School Gymnasium and will be open daily from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm. 
  • People can register for assistance at the DRC, as well as having many of their questions answered.
  • FEMA, the U.S. Small Business Administration, and state and county government agencies will be present at the center.
  • For more information on what you need to bring with you, or if you want to register online, go to www.DisasterAssistance.gov.

We are on watch 24-hours a day for your safety.

This is your Hawai‘i County Civil Defense Agency.

Thursday
Jun142018

East Rift Zone Eruption - Thurs, 6/14/18 2:30PM - Update 2

This is a Civil Defense Message for Thursday, June 14 at 2:30 in the afternoon.

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that the eruption continues with little change in the lower East Rift Zone. Fissure 8 continues to produce a large channelized flow that is entering the ocean at Kapoho Bay and producing a large laze plume. Expect heavier vog to blanket the interior and southern parts of the island, wrapping around to Kona through the weekend.

Due to volcanic and air quality conditions, the following guidance is given:

  • Do continue to be on the alert for air quality conditions around you and be cautious.
  • The Department of Health recommends limiting outside activities and staying indoors if you have breathing issues.
  • You can monitor the latest air quality measurements through the University of Hawaii’s Vog Measurement and Prediction Project at http://mkwc.ifa.hawaii.edu/vmap/.
  • A community meeting on volcanic ash and vog will be held tonight at 5:30 p.m. at the Ocean View Community Center.

Due to the current volcanic activity, the following policies are in effect:

  • Leilani Estates West of Pomaikai Street is open only to residents with official credentials.
  • There is no immediate threat, but residents in Leilani, Waa Waa, and Papaya Farms Road should heed warnings from Civil Defense officials and be prepared to evacuate with little notice.

The shelter at Pahoa Community Center is open and pet-friendly. The Keaau Armory shelter has reached capacity.  

We are on watch 24-hours a day for your safety.

This is your Hawai‘i County Civil Defense Agenc

Thursday
Jun142018

East Rift Zone Eruption - Thurs, 6/14/18 6AM - Update 1

This is a Civil Defense Message for Thursday, June 14 at 6:00 in the morning.

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that the eruption continues in the lower East Rift Zone. Fissure 8 continues to produce a large channelized flow that is entering the ocean at Kapoho Bay and producing a large laze plume. Gas emissions from the fissure eruption and at the ocean entry continue to be very high.  Hawaiian Volcano Observatory also reports that an ash explosion occurred at the Kilauea Summit early this morning, be aware of ash fallout throughout Ka’u.

Due to volcanic and air quality conditions, the following guidance is given:

  • The Department of Health recommends limiting outside activities and staying indoors if you have breathing issues.
  • You can monitor the latest air quality measurements through the University of Hawaii’s Vog Measurement and Prediction Project at http://mkwc.ifa.hawaii.edu/vmap/.
  • A community meeting on volcanic ash and vog will be held today at 5:30 p.m. at the Ocean View Community Center.

Due to the current volcanic activity, the following policies are in effect:

  • Leilani Estates West of Pomaikai Street is open only to residents with official credentials.
  • There is no immediate threat, but residents in Leilani, Waa Waa, and Papaya Farms Road should heed warnings from Civil Defense officials and be prepared to evacuate with little notice.

The shelter at Pahoa Community Center is open and pet-friendly. The Keaau Armory shelter has reached capacity.  

We are on watch 24-hours a day for your safety.

This is your Hawai‘i County Civil Defense Agency.

Wednesday
Jun132018

East Rift Zone Eruption - Wed, 6/13/18 6PM - Update 3

This is a Civil Defense Message for Wednesday, June 13 at 6 in the evening.

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that the eruption continues in the lower East Rift Zone. Fissure 8 continues to produce a large channelized flow that is entering the ocean at Kapoho Bay and producing a large laze plume. The National Weather Service reports light winds will bring vog inland and to the south, wrapping around to the Kona area.  The heavy vog conditions are expected to remain this way until the early part of next week.

Due to volcanic activity, the following guidance is given:

  • Do continue to be on the alert for air quality conditions around you and be cautious.
  • The Department of Health recommends limiting outside activities and staying indoors if you have breathing issues.
  • You can monitor the latest air quality measurements through the University of Hawaii’s Vog Measurement and Prediction Project at http://mkwc.ifa.hawaii.edu/vmap/.
  • A community meeting on volcanic ash and vog will be held at 5:30 p.m. this Thursday at the Ocean View Community Center.

The shelter at Pahoa Community Center is open and pet-friendly. The Keaau Armory shelter has reached capacity.  

We are on watch 24-hours a day for your safety.

This is your Hawai‘i County Civil Defense Agency.

Wednesday
Jun132018

East Rift Zone Eruption - Wed 6/13/18 12:30PM - Update 2

This is a Civil Defense Message for Wednesday, June 13 at 12:30 in the afternoon.

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that the eruption continues in the lower East Rift Zone. Fissure 8 continues to produce a large channelized flow that is entering the ocean at Kapoho Bay and producing a large laze plume. The National Weather Service reports light winds will bring vog inland and to the south, wrapping around to the Kona area.  The heavy vog conditions are expected to remain this way until the early part of next week.

Due to volcanic and air quality conditions, the following guidance is given:

  • The Department of Health recommends limiting outside activities and staying indoors if you have breathing issues.
  • You can monitor the latest air quality measurements through the University of Hawaii’s Vog Measurement and Prediction Project at http://mkwc.ifa.hawaii.edu/vmap/.
  • A community meeting on volcanic ash and vog will be held at 5:30 p.m. this Thursday at the Ocean View Community Center.

The shelter at Pahoa Community Center is open and pet-friendly. The Keaau Armory shelter has reached capacity.  

We are on watch 24-hours a day for your safety.

This is your Hawai‘i County Civil Defense Agency.

Wednesday
Jun132018

East Rift Zone Eruption - Wed, 6/13/18 6AM - Update 1

This is a Civil Defense Message for Wednesday, June 13 at 6:00 in the morning.

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that the eruption continues in the lower East Rift Zone. Fissure 8 continues to produce a large channelized flow that is entering the ocean at Kapoho Bay and producing a large laze plume. Gas emissions from the fissure eruption and at the ocean entry continue to be very high.  Hawaiian Volcano Observatory also reports that a steam explosion occurred at the Kilauea Summit early this morning, be aware of ash fallout throughout Ka’u.

Due to volcanic and air quality conditions, the following guidance is given:

  • The Department of Health recommends limiting outside activities and staying indoors if you have breathing issues.
  • You can monitor the latest air quality measurements through the University of Hawaii’s Vog Measurement and Prediction Project at http://mkwc.ifa.hawaii.edu/vmap/.
  • A community meeting on volcanic ash and vog will be held at 5:30 p.m. this Thursday at the Ocean View Community Center.

Due to the current volcanic activity, the following policies are in effect:

  • Leilani Estates West of Pomaikai Street is open only to residents with official credentials.
  • Government Beach Road, between Kahakai Boulevard and Cinder Road is open to Waa Waa and Papaya Farms Road only to residents with official credentials.
  • There is no immediate threat, but residents in these areas should heed warnings from Civil Defense officials and be prepared to evacuate with little notice.

The shelter at Pahoa Community Center is open and pet-friendly. The Keaau Armory shelter has reached capacity.  

We are on watch 24-hours a day for your safety.

This is your Hawai‘i County Civil Defense Agency.

Tuesday
Jun122018

East Rift Zone Eruption - Tues, 6/12/18 3PM - Update 3

This is a Civil Defense Message for Tuesday, June 12 at 3 in the afternoon.

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports fissure 8 continues to produce a large channelized flow that is entering the ocean at Kapoho and producing a large laze plume. Gas emissions from the fissure eruption and at the ocean entry continue to be very high.

Due to volcanic and air quality conditions, the following guidance is given:

  • The Department of Health recommends limiting outside activities and staying indoors if you have breathing issues.
  • An eruption community meeting will be held at 5:00 p.m., tonight, at the Pahoa High Cafeteria.

Due to the current volcanic activity, the following policies are in effect:

  • Leilani Estates west of Pomaikai Street is open only to residents with official credentials.
  • Leilani Estates residents who live east of Pomaikai Street, can contact Civil Defense to schedule an official escort to their homes to retrieve important documents and belongings. 
    • Escorted entry is conducted only when conditions are stable and access is subject to change if conditions become unsafe.
    • People with proof of residence can call Civil Defense at 935-0031 during normal business hours.  
  • Government Beach Road, between Kahakai Boulevard and Cinder Road is open to Waa Waa and Papaya Farms Road only to residents with official credentials.
  • There is no immediate threat, but residents in these areas should heed warnings from Civil Defense officials and be prepared to evacuate with little notice. 

We are on watch 24-hours a day for your safety. 

This is your Hawai‘i County Civil Defense Agency.

Tuesday
Jun122018

East Rift Zone Eruption - Tues, 6/12/18 12PM - Update 2

This is a Civil Defense Message for Tuesday, June 12 at 12 noon.

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that the eruption continues in the lower East Rift Zone. Fissure 8 continues to produce a large channelized flow that is entering the ocean at Kapoho and producing a large laze plume. Gas emissions from the fissure eruption and at the ocean entry continue to be very high. The National Weather Service reports a decrease in trade winds that will result in thicker vog through the weekend for the southern part of the island, through Pahala to Ocean View and wrapping around to Kona.

Due to volcanic and air quality conditions, the following guidance is given:

  • The Department of Health recommends limiting outside activities and staying indoors if you have breathing issues.
  • You can monitor the latest air quality measurements through the University of Hawaii’s Vog Measurement and Prediction Project at http://mkwc.ifa.hawaii.edu/vmap/.
  • An eruption community meeting will be held at 5:00 p.m., tonight, at the Pahoa High Cafeteria.

Due to the current volcanic activity, the following policies are in effect:

 

  • Leilani Estates West of Pomaikai Street is open only to residents with official credentials.
  • Government Beach Road, between Kahakai Boulevard and Cinder Road is open to Waa Waa and Papaya Farms Road only to residents with official credentials.
  • There is no immediate threat, but residents in these areas should heed warnings from Civil Defense officials and be prepared to evacuate with little notice. 

 

The shelter at Pahoa Community Center is open and pet-friendly. The Keaau Armory shelter has reached capacity.  

 We are on watch 24-hours a day for your safety.

This is your Hawai‘i County Civil Defense Agency.