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Thursday
Jun212018

East Rift Zone Eruption: Thur 6/21 5PM - Update 3

This is a Civil Defense Message for Thursday, June 21 at 5:00 in the afternoon. 

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that Fissure 8 continues to erupt with a full channel flowing to the ocean at Kapoho. Trade winds are pushing vog to the southwest.

Due to the current volcanic activity, the following policy is in effect:

  • Highway 130 from Pahoa to Kalapana Road is open only to residents with official credentials.

Residents of Hawai‘i County who suffered damage or losses from the recent Kilauea volcanic eruption and earthquakes, can 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 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and is located at the Keaau High School Gym.
  • FEMA, the U.S. Small Business Administration, and state and county government agencies will be present at the center.
  • If you need a ride, buses will be running between the two shelters and the DRC between 7:30 am and 9:00 pm. 

Free medical, dental and eye care will be available tomorrow, June 22 and Saturday, June 23 at “Tropic Care 2018” at Kea’au High School between 8am and 5pm. Free breakfast and lunch will be available for children. Tropic Care is open to everyone, regardless of whether or not they are affected by the Kilauea eruption.

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

This is your Hawai‘i County Civil Defense Agency.

Thursday
Jun212018

East Rift Zone Eruption: THUR, 6/21/18, 4PM - Update 2

This is a Civil Defense Message for Thursday, June 21 at 4:00 in the afternoon. 

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that Fissure 8 continues to erupt with a full channel flowing to the ocean at Kapoho. Trade winds are pushing vog to the southwest.

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

  • Highway 130 from Pahoa to Kalapana Road is open only to residents with official credentials.
  • Pahoa-Kapoho Road between Highway 130 and Nanawale Boulevard is only open to residents with official credentials.

Residents of Hawai‘i County who suffered damage or losses from the recent Kilauea volcanic eruption and earthquakes, can 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 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and is located at the Keaau High School Gym.
  • FEMA, the U.S. Small Business Administration, and state and county government agencies will be present at the center.
  • If you need a ride, buses will be running between the two shelters and the DRC between 7:30 am and 9:00 pm. 

Free medical, dental and eye care will be available tomorrow, June 22 and Saturday, June 23 at “Tropic Care 2018” at Kea’au High School between 8am and 5pm. Free breakfast and lunch will be available for children. Tropic Care is open to everyone, regardless of whether or not they are affected by the Kilauea eruption.

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

This is your Hawai‘i County Civil Defense Agency.

Thursday
Jun212018

Halemaumau Gas Explosion – No Tsunami Threat - Thur, 06/21 1:30PM

This is a Civil Defense message for Thursday, June 21 at 1:30 p.m.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reports that a gas explosion that occurred at approximately 1:13 p.m. caused a blast wave that 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 blast wave measuring a magnitude 5.3 was centered in the summit region of Kilauea.

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that the gas explosion at the Kilauea Summit resulted in a small ash plume and may affect the surrounding areas.  

Again, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reports the blast wave that occurred at approximately
1:13 p.m. was NOT large enough to cause a tsunami for the island of Hawaii.  NO tsunami threat.

If any additional information becomes available, this station will be notified.  Thank you for listening.  This is your Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.

Thursday
Jun212018

Power Outage: THUR 06/21/18, 12:30PM

This is a Civil Defense Message for Thursday, June 21 at 12:30 in the afternoon.  

Hawaii Electric Light Company (HELCO) reports that a power outage occurred at approximately 10:00 a.m. affecting approximately 9,000 customers in the Puna area including: Ainaloa, Orchidland, Waiakea Uka and Pahoa. Power was restored for most of these customers, but approximately 2,500 residents in the Ainaloa area and the shelter at Pahoa Community Center remain without power. 

HELCO crews are onsite working to safely restore power. The cause of the outage was a downed tree in Ainaloa.

Treat all intersections controlled by signal lights as 4-way stops until signals are back to working order.  Drive with caution.  

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

This is your Hawai‘i County Civil Defense Agency.

Thursday
Jun212018

East Rift Zone Eruption - 6/21/18 6AM 

This is a Civil Defense Message for Thursday, June 21 at 6:00 in the morning. 

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that Fissure 8 continues to erupt with a full channel flowing to the ocean in one major entry. Fissures 6, 15 and 16 continue producing minor spattering. Trade winds are forecasted to return today pushing vog to the southwest.

As of yesterday 1015 people have registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for assistance either on line, by phone, or at the Disaster Recovery Center or DRC.  Additionally the Small Business Administration has handled 329 service requests from homeowners and/or businesses at the DRC. These are among the many resources that are available to residents of Hawai‘i County who suffered damage or losses from the Kilauea volcanic eruption and recent earthquakes:

  • The DRC, is open daily from 8am to 8pm, and is located at the Keaau High School Gym. 
  • The Hawai’i Dept. of Health is holding a Volcanic Ash and Vog Community Meetings today meeting at Waikoloa Elementary & Middle School Cafeteria beginning at 6 p.m.

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

This is your Hawai‘i County Civil Defense Agency.

Wednesday
Jun202018

East Rift Zone Eruption - 6/20/18 6PM

This is a Civil Defense Message for Wednesday, June 20 at 6:00 pm. 

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that Fissure 8 continues to erupt with a full channel flowing to the ocean in one major entry. Fissures 6, 15 and 16 continue producing minor spattering. Trade winds are expected to return tomorrow pushing vog away to the southwest toward Kau and Kona.

The East Rift Zone Eruption has generated immense interest from the public and the media. Hawaii County Civil Defense has the following policies in place.

For the public:

  • Leilani Estates, west of Pomaikai Street is only open to residents with official credentials
  • Leilani Estates, residents who live east of Pomaikai Street can contact Civil Defense to schedule an escort to retrieve important documents and vital belongings. These escorts only happen when conditions are safe.
  • Government Beach Road is open to Papaya Farms Road. 

For the media:

  • The Hawai’i Army National Guard conducts escorted tours twice daily for credentialed members of the press only.   
  • Contact Major Jeff Hickman for details at 808-779-8008

All of these policies were instituted to ensure public safety during this event. Hawaii County has a detailed map of restricted areas and the mandatory evacuation zone available at www.hawaiicounty.gov. The 2018 Lava Information Map is on the left side at the top of the page.

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

This is your Hawai‘i County Civil Defense Agency.

 

 

Wednesday
Jun202018

East Rift Zone Eruption - 6/20/18 6AM 

This is a Civil Defense Message for Wednesday, June 20 at 6:00 in the morning. 

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that Fissure 8 continues to erupt with a full channel flowing to the ocean with two ocean entries. Fissures 6, 15 and 16 are producing minor spattering.

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory also reports that a steam explosion occurred at the Kilauea Summit at 4:22 this morning, be aware of ash fallout in Ka’u.

The National Weather Service reports that continuing today, winds will push volcanic emissions into the interior of the Big Island, including over Hilo, northern parts of the island and wrapping around to the west.  SO2 and Pele’s Hair may become an issue in Pahoa and possibly into the Hawaiian Acres area. Trade winds are expected to build by Thursday.

As of today 894 people have registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for assistance either on line or at the Disaster Recovery Center or DRC. The DRC is one of many resources that continue to be available to residents of Hawai‘i County who suffered damage or losses from the Kilauea volcanic eruption and recent earthquakes:

 

  • The DRC, is open daily from 8am to 8pm, and is located at the Keaau High School Gym. 
  • The Hawai’i Dept. of Health will be holding Volcanic Ash and Vog Community Meetings today and tomorrow.
  • Today’s meeting is at Konawaena Elementary School in Kealakekua beginning at 5:30 p.m.
  • Tomorrow’s meeting is at Waikoloa Elementary & Middle School Cafeteria beginning at 6 p.m.
  • Tropic Care 2018 continues today with free medical, dental and eye care at Kea’au High School from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. 

 

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

This is your Hawai‘i County Civil Defense Agency.

 

 

 

Tuesday
Jun192018

East Rift Zone Eruption - 6/19/18 6PM

This is a Civil Defense Message for Tuesday, June 19 at 6:00 in the evening. 

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that Fissure 8 continues to erupt with a full channel flowing to the ocean at multiple points.  Fissure 15 has mild spattering and Fissure 6 is oozing.

The National Weather Service says light winds overnight will push emissions into the interior of the Big Island, including Hilo, northern and western parts of the Big Island. Trade winds are expected to build by Thursday.

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

  • A FEMA Disaster Recovery Center is open daily from 8am to 8pm, and is located at the Keaau High School Gym
  • The Hawai’i Dept. of Health will be holding Volcanic Ash and Vog Community Meetings tomorrow at Konawaena Elementary School in Kealakekua beginning at 5 p.m. and Thursday  at Waikoloa Elementary & Middle School Cafeteria beginning at 6 p.m.
  • Tropic Care 2018 continues tomorrow with free medical, dental and eye care at Kea’au High School from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.  

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

This is your Hawai‘i County Civil Defense Agency.

 

Tuesday
Jun192018

East Rift Zone Eruption - 6/19/18 230PM

This is a Civil Defense Message for Tuesday, June 19 at 2:30 p.m. 

 The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center reports a 4.4 magnitude earthquake occurred at 2:24 p.m. centered in the vicinity of the south side of Kilauea Volcano.

 This earthquake was not large enough to cause a tsunami for the Island of Hawai‘i. Repeating there is no tsunami threat to the Island of Hawai’i.

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

This is your Hawai‘i County Civil Defense Agency.

 

 

Tuesday
Jun192018

East Rift Zone Eruption - 6/19/18 12PM

This is a Civil Defense Message for Tuesday, June 19 at 12:00 noon. 

Fissure 8 continues to erupt with a full channel flowing to the ocean with two ocean entries. Hawaiian Volcano Observatory also reports little splatter from Fissure 6.

 The National Weather Service reports that after nightfall today, winds will push volcanic emissions into the interior of the Big Island, including over Hilo, northern parts of the island and wrapping around to the west.  SO2 and Pele’s Hair may become an issue in Pahoa and possibly into the Hawaiian Acres area. Trade winds are expected to build by Thursday.

As of today 894 people have registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for assistance either on line or at the Disaster Recovery Center or DRC. The DRC is one of many resources that continue to be available to residents of Hawai‘i County who suffered damage or losses from the Kilauea volcanic eruption and recent earthquakes:

 

  • The DRC, is open daily from 8am to 8pm, and is located at the Keaau High School Gym. 
  • Tonight’s regularly scheduled community meeting at the Pahoa High School Cafeteria at 5 p.m. will include representatives from the Small Business Administration and FEMA.  An American Sign Language interpreter will be on hand.
  • The Hawai’i Dept. of Health will be holding Volcanic Ash and Vog Community Meetings tomorrow and on Thursday.
  • Wednesday’s is at Konawaena Elementary School in Kealakekua beginning at 5 p.m.
  • Thursday’s is at Waikoloa Elementary & Middle School Cafeteria beginning at 6 p.m.
  • Tropic Care 2018 continues today and tomorrow with free medical, dental and eye care at Kea’au High School from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. 

 

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

This is your Hawai‘i County Civil Defense Agency.

 

 

 

Tuesday
Jun192018

East Rift Zone Eruption - 6/19/18 6AM 

This is a Civil Defense Message for Tuesday, June 19 at 6:00 in the morning. 

Fissure 8 continues to erupt with a full channel and one major ocean entry at Kapoho.  HVO continues to monitor three other fissures that are weakly active. There is no immediate threat at this time. 

The National Weather Service reports that today through Thursday light winds are expected to push vog into the saddle and interior areas of the Big Island. Trade winds are predicted to return on Friday.

Numerous resources continue to be available to residents of Hawai‘i County who suffered damage or losses from the Kilauea volcanic eruption and recent earthquakes. As of yesterday afternoon 817 people have registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for assistance either on line or at the Disaster Recovery Center or DRC.

  • The DRC, is open daily from 8am to 8pm, and is located at the Keaau High School Gym. 
  • Tropic Care 2018 continues today and tomorrow with free medical, dental and eye care at Kea’au High School from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.  Additional screening days are scheduled for the coming weeks.
  • There will be a community meeting at the Pahoa High School Cafeteria today at 5 p.m. An American Sign Language interpreter will be on hand.

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

This is your Hawai‘i County Civil Defense Agency.

 

 

Monday
Jun182018

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

Fissure 8 continues to erupt with a full channel and one major ocean entry at Kapoho.  HVO continues to monitor three other fissures that are weakly active. There is no immediate threat at this time.

The National Weather Service reports that Tuesday through Thursday winds are expected to push vog into the saddle and interior areas of the Big Island. Trade winds are predicted to return on Friday.

Numerous resources continue to be available to residents of Hawai‘i County who suffered damage or losses from the Kilauea volcanic eruption and recent earthquakes. As of this afternoon 817 people have registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for assistance either on line or at the Disaster Recovery Center or DRC.

 

  • The DRC, is open daily from 8am to 8pm, and is located at the Keaau High School Gym. 
  • Tropic Care 2018 continues Tuesday and Wednesday with free medical, dental and eye care at Kea’au High School from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.  Additional screening days are scheduled for the coming weeks.
  • There will be a community meeting at the Pahoa High School Cafeteria tomorrow at 5 p.m. An American Sign Language interpreter will be on hand.

 

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

This is your Hawai‘i County Civil Defense Agency.

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.