This is a Civil Defense Message for Saturday, June 2 at 1:00 in the afternoon.
Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that vigorous lava eruptions continue throughout lower East Rift Zone in Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens. Fissure 8 is feeding a large channelized flow traveling along Highway 132, the Pahoa-Kapoho Road, with two flow fronts.
The northern flow front is above Four Corners, near the intersection. The southern flow front crossed Highway 137, Kalapana-Kapoho Road, 300 feet south of the Four Corners intersection.
Part of the flow hit Green Lake and is creating a steam plume in the area. The flow is moving downslope toward the ocean.
Due to lava crossing Highway 137, the following policies are in effect:
-There is no access to Kapoho, Vacationland, Highway 132, and Highway 137.
-Government Beach Road, between Kahakai Boulevard and Cinder Road, is open to Waa Waa and Papaya Farms Road residents only with official credentials. There is no curfew.
Stay alert to warnings from Civil Defense officials and be prepared to evacuate with little notice.
Shelters at Pahoa Community Center and Kea’au Armory are open and pet friendly.
We are on watch 24-hours a day for your safety.
This is your Hawai‘i County Civil Defense Agency.