Thursday’s morning lava eruption update from Civil Defense

This is a Civil Defense Message for Thursday, June 21 at 6:00 in the morning. 

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that Fissure 8 continues to erupt with a full channel flowing to the ocean in one major entry. Fissures 6, 15 and 16 continue producing minor spattering. Trade winds are forecasted to return today pushing vog to the southwest.

As of yesterday 1015 people have registered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency for assistance either on line, by phone, or at the Disaster Recovery Center or DRC.  Additionally the Small Business Administration has handled 329 service requests from homeowners and/or businesses at the DRC. These are among the many resources that are available to residents of Hawai‘i County who suffered damage or losses from the Kilauea volcanic eruption and recent earthquakes:

  • The DRC, is open daily from 8am to 8pm, and is located at the Keaau High School Gym. 
  • The Hawai’i Dept. of Health is holding a Volcanic Ash and Vog Community Meetings today meeting at Waikoloa Elementary & Middle School Cafeteria beginning at 6 p.m.

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

This is your Hawai‘i County Civil Defense Agency.