Fissure 8 still active and producing a large flow. Flow front could reach Government Beach Road within hours.

This is a Civil Defense Message for Friday, June 1 at 6:45 in the evening.

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that vigorous lava eruptions continue in the lower East Rift Zone fissure system. Fissure 8 is very active and producing a large flow. The flow front has reached Highway 132 and is currently 0.5 miles from the Four Corners area. At the present rate, it is possible the flow may cross Government Beach Road near Four Corners within hours.  

Due to lava flowing toward the Four Corners area, the following policies are in effect:

  • Government Beach Road, between Kuna Street and Four Corners, is open to residents only with official credentials. There is no curfew.
  • All residents in Vacationland, Kapoho Beach Lots and in areas near Highway 137 are encouraged to evacuate, or risk the possibility of being isolated.
  • Shelters at the Kea’au Community Center and the Sure Foundation Church were relocated to the Kea’au Armory, behind Herbert Shipman Park off of Highway 11. The shelters at Pahoa Community Center and Kea’au Armory are open and pet friendly.

The Pahoa Post Office is open during normal business hours with temporary Sunday hours from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. for mail and package distribution only.

For your safety, heed warnings from Civil Defense officials and stay alert.

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

This is your Hawai‘i County Civil Defense Agency.