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Jun082018

East Rift Zone Eruption - Fri, 6/8/18, 6PM - Update 4

This is a Civil Defense Message for Friday, June 8 at 6:00 in the evening.

The National Weather Service reports high levels of vog and sulfur dioxide from the fissure system are moving north and settling in the Saddle area.  Vog will limit visibility on some roads to a quarter of a mile. Drive with caution.

Due to volcanic emissions and changing wind conditions, the following guidance is given:

  • Residents in Leilani Estates, and other areas affected by SO2, should take measures to reduce exposure by sheltering in place or leaving the area.
  • Stay alert and be ready to leave the area should conditions change.
  • You can monitor sulfur dioxide and hydrogen sulfide on Hawaii Island by visiting the Civil Defense website or going directly to www.epa.gov/kilaueaairdata.  

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

  • The mandatory evacuation order continues for all areas of Leilani Estates, at Pomaikai Street and to the east.
  • The curfew has been lifted west of Pomaikai and 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 curfew.
  • 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.