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Wednesday
Mar042015

Eruption and Lava Flow Information Update for Wednesday March 4th at 8:15 AM

This is an eruption and lava flow information update for Wednesday March 4th at 8:15 AM.

This morning’s helicopter over flight was not possible due to poor weather conditions. However as of yesterday, there continued to be very little change in the down slope areas and no advancement was noted. An assessment will be performed when conditions improve. We apologize for this delay in providing today’s update and for any inconvenience this may cause.

Yesterday’s update remains posted below.

Monday
Feb022015

Eruption Information Update For Tuesday March 3rd at 7:45 AM

This is an eruption and lava flow information update for Tuesday March 3rd at 7:45 AM.

There continues to be very little change in the down slope areas with no advancement noted. Surface activity and activity along both margins extending from the west or just above the flow fronts to the summit area continues with numerous small breakouts. The surface breakouts along the length of the flow pad continues to provide an indication that the tube system is being supplied and lava from the source is making its way to the down slope areas. All current activity does not pose an immediate threat to area communities. The Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency and Hawaiian Volcano Observatory are maintaining close observations of the flow and residents and businesses down slope will be informed of any changes in flow activity and advancement. 

Smoke conditions were light with a light northeast wind blowing the smoke in a southwest direction. Smoke conditions may increase in some areas and individuals who may be sensitive or have respiratory problems are advised to take necessary precautions and to remain indoors.  

On behalf of the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency and our partners we would like to thank everyone for your assistance and cooperation.

Image from this morning’s overflight - view from the north flow margin, looking down slope towards Highway 130 and Pahoa Marketplace.Image from this morning’s overflight - upslope surface activity near vent.

Civil Defense Lava Flow Map with Imagery - Updated Tuesday, 3/3/15 at 7:00 amCivil Defense Upslope Lava Flow Map - Updated Tuesday, 3/3/15 at 7:00 amCivil Defense Overview Lava Flow Map - Updated Tuesday, 3/3/15 at 7:00 am

Monday
Feb022015

Air Quality Monitoring System Information Update

The State of Hawaii Department of Health is currently operating three (3) air monitoring stations in the Pahoa and Leilani estates area in response to the current and ongoing eruption and lava flow activities.  These monitiors detect the presence of air borne particles that may result from the burning materials (vegetation , grass, brush, and other materials).  The data and information being collected by these monitors can be viewed at the following web site: http://emdweb.doh.hawaii.gov/air-quality/ , click on “Quick Look” then go to “Puna Special Sites”.  Also see table below for air quality guidelines.


Friday
Jan302015

Mayor's Proclamation from January 30, 2015 

The Mayor has signed his Third Emergency Supplementary Proclamation, due to the threat of disaster due to the June 27th lava flow in the District of Puna, effective January 30, 2015. And that the Proclamation of September 4, 2014, Supplementary Proclamation of October 16, 2014 and Second Supplementary Proclamation of December 3, 2014 shall remain in full force and effect.

Wednesday
Dec032014

Mayor's Proclamation From December 3, 2014

Second Supplementary Proclamation, Effective Wednesday, 12/03/2014 and continuing theron for 60 days or until further act.

Friday
Oct172014

Mayor's Proclamation from October 16, 2014

Supplementary Proclamation effective October 16, 2014 prohibiting access to the Railroad Alternative Emergency Route and the Chain of Craters Alternative Emergency Route.

Thursday
Oct162014

Mayor's Proclamation from October 15, 2014

State of Emergency exists on the Hawaii Island, Effective Wednesday, 10/15/2014  and continuing thereon for 60 days or until further act.

Thursday
Sep042014

Mayor's Proclamation from September 4, 2014

June 27th Lava Flow Proclamation for Hawaii Island, Effective Thursday, 09/04/2014 and continuing thereon for 60 days or until further act.

Wednesday
Aug132014

Mayor's Proclamation from August 7, 2014

State of Emergency exists on the Hawaii Island, Effective 6:00 AM   Thursday, 08/07/2014  and continuing thereon for 60 days or until further act.