Mandatory evacuations for Leilani starting at 12:06pm today

This is a Civil Defense Message for Thursday, May 31 at 12 noon.

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that vigorous lava eruptions continue from the lower east rift zone fissure system in the area of Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens.  

Due to the active volcanic eruptions, Mayor Kim has issued a mandatory evacuation order for Leilani Estates. The following policies are in effect:

  • Starting at 12:06 p.m. today, the mandatory evacuation order is in effect for all civilians in Leilani Estates, including and East of Pomaikai Street.
  • Everyone will have 24 hours from the effective date and time to evacuate the mandatory evacuation area.
  • Persons remaining in the mandatory evacuation area beyond the effective date and time of this Order do so at their own risk with the knowledge that emergency responders may not respond.
  • Persons in violation of this order are subject to arrest and will be liable for any costs associated with rescue operations in the mandatory evacuation area.

Refusing to evacuate may put you, your family and first responders in danger. Heed warnings from Civil Defense officials and stay alert.

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