Thursday July 12th 6am Civil Defense Update..

This is a Civil Defense Message for Thursday, July 12 at 6:00 in the morning. 

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that Fissure 8 continues to erupt lava into the perched channel heading northeast from the vent toward Kapoho.  An overflight this morning has confirned that Ahalanui Park and Kua O Ka La School have been covered by lava.

The following policies remain in effect:

  • Be aware that spill overs of the flow channel and other breakouts are possible on the active flow field, do not access the active flow field due to extreme hazard.

Disaster assistance is available island-wide to individuals and businesses in Hawaii County that have been affected by the Kilauea eruption.

  • The Disaster Recovery Center is open daily from 8am to 6pm weekdays and 8am to 4pm weekends, and is located at the Keaau High School Gym. If you need a ride, buses run between the two shelters and the Disaster Recovery Center.

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

 This is your Hawai‘i County Civil Defense Agency.