East Rift Zone Eruption Update, Friday evening, 18 May 2018

Accessed on 19 May 2018, 0530 UTC, Post #16840.


Email from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.


Here’s the current eruption and lava flow assessment from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.  The main focus of this update is to ascertain how to get people out of homes along Pohoiki Road now that lava has crossed Pohoiki Road and Malama Ki Place.

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

5:23 PM (2 hours ago)

to kh6jrm

A message from COUNTY OF HAWAII

This is a Civil Defense Message for Friday, May 18 at 5 o’clock in the evening.

Fast moving lava has crossed Pohoiki Road near Malama Ki Place.  Police, Fire and National Guard are being sent in to stop all entry on both sides of Pohoiki and secure the area.  There are approximately 40 homes in the area that are isolated.  Officials are gaining access by helicopter to the area to assess how many people are there and if they need assistance.  All persons in that area are asked to stay where they are and wait for further instructions.

All persons are asked to stay clear of this emergency situation.

The residents of Puna are going through a very difficult time.  We ask for your help and understanding.

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

This is your Hawai‘i County Civil Defense.

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