Evacuation underway for Leilani Estates subdivision

Accessed on 04 May 2018, 0403 UTC, Post #16742.


Email from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.


A full evacuation is underway for the Leilani Estates subdivision in the Puna District.

Here’s the official word from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency:

COUNTY OF HAWAII email@blackboard.com via yahoo.com 

5:44 PM (17 minutes ago)

to kh6jrm

A message from COUNTY OF HAWAII

This is a Civil Defense update for Thursday May 3, 2018 at 5:40 PM.

Department of Public Works reports steam and lava emissions from a crack in Leilani Subdivision in the area of Mohala Street.

Due to the eruption, the following are issued:

  • All residents in Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens Subdivisions are required to evacuate.
  • The Pahoa Regional Community Center near the new Pahoa Regional Park is open for shelter.
  • Keaau Community Center is to be opened for additional shelter needs.
  • Residents evacuating should ensure to bring your emergency evacuation supply kit including necessary medicine, food, and necessary items for your comfort if possible.
  • The intersection at Highway 132 and Pohoiki Road is now closed to allow evacuation efforts to proceed.
  • Puna Geothermal Venture is executing their emergency plan and starting to shut down operations at this time.
  • Avoid travel to the evacuation area for everyone’s safety.

Hawaii County Civil Defense, Police, Fire and partners continue to assist evacuation efforts and monitor the situation. You will be informed of any conditions that affect your safety.

Thank you for listening.  This is your Hawai’i County Civil Defense Agency.


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