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KÄ«lauea Eruption

Leilani Estates Mandatory Evacuation Order Lifted

This is a Civil Defense Eruption Update for Friday, September 7 at 4:00 in the afternoon. 

Mayor Harry Kim is lifting the mandatory evacuation order for Leilani Estates, effective Saturday, September 8 at 9:00 a.m. The area east of Pomaika’i Street had been closed since May 31, 2018 due to lava flows and volcanic gas from the Kilauea Lower East Rift Zone eruption.

Access to Leilani Estates will remain restricted to residents and authorized personnel only. The entire flow field, including a 50-yard perimeter, remains off limits. Residents with property within the 50-yard flow field perimeter must notify Civil Defense for a waiver.

Residents returning to portions of the impacted area in Leilani Estates may experience delays of first responder services due to limited access points and road conditions.

Hawai‘i Electric Light crews are working in the Leilani Estates subdivision to clear away damaged equipment, conduct damage assessments, and make repairs in preparation for restoring power to the area.  Questions about electrical service should be directed to the customer service line at 969-6999.

The Leilani Estates Community Center will be open on Saturday at 9:00 a.m. Personnel from Civil Defense and the Leilani Community Association will provide information to residents returning to their homes. 

We will continue to monitor this eruption activity and inform you of any changes that could affect your safety.

Thank you for your cooperation and patience. This is your Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.