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East Rift Zone Eruption - Update 1, 5/27/18 6AM 

This is a Civil Defense Message for Sunday, May 27 at 6 in the morning.

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports the lava flow in Leilani Estates has crossed into PGV property overnight.  County, State and Federal agencies continue to monitor Hydrogen Sulfide levels and no Hydrogen Sulfide has been detected. Again, no Hydrogen Sulfide has been detected.

Volcanic gases and vog emissions may increase in areas down wind of the vents in the lower east rift zone. Areas along Kamaili Road are experiencing elevated levels of sulfur dioxide.

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

  • Take action to limit further exposure to volcanic gases and be prepared to leave the area with little to no notice.
  • Residents close to the active eruption must remain alert to changes in the flow direction, and are advised to prepare to voluntarily evacuate should your location become threatened.
  • Stay alert for warnings from Civil Defense officials.

We are on watch 24-hours a day for your safety.

This is your Hawai‘i County Civil Defense Agency.