East Rift Zone Eruption - Sat, 6/9/18, 3PM - Update 3
Saturday, June 9, 2018 at 3:00PM
Kanani Aton

This is a Civil Defense Message for Saturday, June 9 at 3:00 in the afternoon. 

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports Fissure 8 continues to produce a large channelized lava flow to the ocean. Officials are monitoring lava cresting the perched flow channel near the intersection of Highway 132 and Pohoiki. 

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

Sulfur Dioxide emissions remain high from fissure eruptions.  Due to the elevated gas levels around the fissure system, 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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