Lava Flow Update, Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Accessed on 30 May 2018, 1332 UTC, Post #16915.


Email from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.


Rapidly advancing lava flows are expects to cut  Highway 132 within hours, cutting off the last escape route for those still remaining in Lower Puna.  Here’s the current update from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency:


1:31 AM (1 hour ago)

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A message from COUNTY OF HAWAII

This is a Civil Defense Message for Wednesday, May 30 at 1:30 in the morning.

Hawaii Volcano Observatory reports that the lava flow near Highway 132 has gained speed and is now advancing rapidly.  Due to this advance in speed, residents in the Kapoho area including Kapoho Beach Lots and Vacationland are advised to evacuate.  You are at risk of being isolated due to possible lava inundation of Beach Road near Four Corners.  At the present rate of flow, it is possible that Beach Road near Four Corners may be blocked within 4 to 6 hours.

Shelters are open at the Pahoa Community Center, Kea’au Community Center and the Sure Foundation Church.  Shelters are pet friendly.


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