Fissure 8 continues to feed flow through Kapoho Beach Lots, 500 yards from ocean

This is a Civil Defense Message for Sunday, June 3 at 9:30 in the morning.

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that vigorous lava eruptions continue throughout the fissure system in the lower East Rift Zone. Fissure 8 continues to feed a large channelized flow that has crossed Government Beach Road and Highway 137.

The flow is moving downslope toward the ocean through Kapoho Beach Lots. As of early this morning, the flow front was 500 yards from 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.

First responders are actively conducting search and rescue missions in affected isolated areas today.

Please contact Civil Defense if you confirm that someone you know is remaining in the isolated area. Call 935-0031.

On roadways:

Government Beach Road, between Kahakai Boulevard and Papaya Farms Road, is open to Waa Waa and Papaya Farms Road residents only with official credentials. There is no curfew.

Volcanic gas and ash emissions remain high at the Kilauea summit and in the fissure system. Residents in communities downwind, including Pahala, Ocean View, and Kona, should take action to limit exposure to gas and ash.

Stay alert to warnings from Civil Defense officials and be prepared to evacuate with little notice.

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

This is your Hawai‘i County Civil Defense Agency.

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