This is an eruption and lava flow update for Thursday November 27th at 8:00am.
This morning’s assessment shows that the up slope breakouts remain active. The active and most down slope breakout is located along the north side or margin of the original flow and moving in a north/northeast direction. The nearest breakout activity is currently approximately 3.1 miles upslope of the Apa’a street area. Current activity does not pose an immediate threat to area communities and Civil Defense and Hawaiian Volcano Observatory personnel are maintaining close observations of flow activity. Residents down slope will be kept informed of any changes in flow activity, advancement, and status.
Smoke conditions were light to moderate with all smoke from burning vegetation being blown in a southeast direction. Smoke conditions may increase in some areas and residents that may be sensitive or have respiratory problems are advised to take precautions and to remain indoors.
The Pahoa Village Road was reopened to all traffic as of 12:00 noon yesterday and motorists are advised to exercise caution as some utility pole protection material remains in place. Everyone is asked to please respect the residents of the area who were affected by the lava flow and to not trespass on private property.
Once again we would like to thank everyone for your patience and understanding and your cooperation and assistance is greatly appreciated.
Have a Safe and Happy Thanksgiving.