East Rift Zone Eruption: 05/31/18, 6:30AM – Update 1

This is a Civil Defense Message for Thursday, May 31 at 6:30 in the morning.

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that lava from several fissures continues to move through Leilani Estates, Lanipuna Gardens and towards the Kapoho area.

Hawaii Fire Department reports that a fast moving flow in the area of Noni Farms Road is heading toward the Waa Waa area.  Residents of Government Beach Road, Kapoho Beach Lots and Vactionland area at risk for isolation or lava inundation should a flow reach that area and are advised to evacuate due to the possibility.

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

  • Evacuation area residents including Leilani Estates, Government Beach Road, Kapoho Beach Lots and Vacationland with approved credentials are allowed to enter from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. This curfew is strictly enforced for your safety.
  • Placards to reenter these areas are available at the Disaster Information Center at the Pahoa Community Center Monday thru Friday 9-3.
  • Highway 132 is closed.
  • Residents close to any volcanic activity should remain alert and be prepared to voluntarily evacuate if necessary.
  • Stay tuned to local radio stations for updates from Civil Defense.

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

This is your Hawai‘i County Civil Defense Agency.