Fissure 8 continues to produce large channelized flow (Sat 4pm update)

This is a Civil Defense Message for Saturday, June 9 at 3:00 in the afternoon.

**4pm UPDATE** HVO says the small overflow outbreak near the intersection of Highway 132 & Pohoiki is now fully confined to the channel.

Residents close to active flow, stay alert and be prepared to voluntarily evacuate with little notice. Avoid Lava Tree State Park

Residents in adjacent areas, close to the active flow should stay alert and heed warnings from Civil Defense officials.

Sulfur Dioxide emissions remain high from fissure eruptions. Due to the elevated gas levels around the fissure system, the following is provided for your information:

• If you feel the effects of sulfur dioxide exposure shelter-in-place or leave the immediate area.
• You can monitor sulfur dioxide and hydrogen sulfide on Hawaii Island by visiting the Civil Defense website.

The shelter at Pahoa Community Center is open and pet-friendly. The Keaau Armory shelter has reached capacity.