Emergency Message, Sunday, 13 May 2018

Accessed on 13 May 2018, 1555 UTC, Post #16801.


Email from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.


A new lava vent has just opened near the Leilani Estates subdivision.  Here’s the latest update from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.

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

5:52 AM (0 minutes ago)

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A message from COUNTY OF HAWAII

This is a Civil Defense Emergency Message for Sunday, May 13, 2018 at 5:45 AM.


Department of Public Works and Police have verified reports of a new fissure, number 18, opening up on Halekamahina Loop Road to the west, or Kalapana side of Highway 132.  At this time, steam and lava spatter activity has started from this new fissure.


Due to the volcanic activity, the following are issued:


  • Residents of Hale Kamahina Loop Road are ordered to evacuate.


  • The Pahoa Community Center and Kea’au Community Center are open. Food will be provided and the shelters are pet-friendly.


Thank you for listening.  Have a safe morning.  This is your Hawai‘i County Civil Defense.

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