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Lava flow speeds up with direct hit on Pahoa expected – West Hawaii Today

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Lava flow speeds up with direct hit on Pahoa expected
West Hawaii Today
The June 27 lava flow, which recently sped up, is anticipated to reach Pahoa Village Road in less than two weeks, according to the U.S.

Source: westhawaiitoday.com

According to scientists at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, lava flows from the Pu’u O’o vent will impact the main street of Pahoa Town "within 13 days."  Topographical evidence suggests that the flow won’t stop and "appears all but certain it will reach Pahoa if it doesn’t stop."  Public Works Director Warren Lee told a gathering of Hawaii Paradise Park residents Thursday evening that traffic will be diverted through the subdivision if lava cuts Highway 130.  Lee said the county has an emergency traffic control plan, employing detour signs and temporary traffic lights to "optimize traffic flow."  Hawaii County crews are also working on two evacuation routes along Railroad Avenue and the Old Beach Road that hugs the coastline between Pahoa and Hawaiian Beaches.  It’s not a matter if the flow comes through Pahoa; it’s a matter of when.  No evacuation orders have been given by the county.  Aloha, Russ.

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2 thoughts on “Lava flow speeds up with direct hit on Pahoa expected – West Hawaii Today”

  1. From time to time I get this vision of the old movie “The Blob” as the lava continues to ooze along the island….

    1. Your comparison to the “Blob” movie is apt. I think that was one of Steve McQueen’s first movies. Great film…unfortunately, that scenario is becoming fact in the Puna District. Aloha, Russ.

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