East Rift Zone Eruption - Sat, 6/9/18, 12PM - Update 2
Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 11:20AM
Kanani Aton

This is a Civil Defense Message for Saturday, June 9 at 12 noon.

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports Fissure 8 continues to produce a large channelized flow with a high volume of lava. The flow is entering the ocean at Kapoho Bay and producing a large laze plume.  Sulfur Dioxide emissions remain high from fissure eruptions.  The National Weather Service reports trade winds are back and pushing the gas emissions south.

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

Due to the elevated gas levels around the fissure system and at the ocean, the following is provided for your information:

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.

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