Accessed on 02 June 2018, 2024 UTC, Post #16938.
Earlier this morning, lava crossed Highway 137 in Lower Puna, effectively cutting off and isolating residents in the Kapoho Beach Lots and Vacationland. Here’s the official word from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency:
This is a Civil Defense Message for Saturday, June 2 at 9:30 in the morning.
Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that vigorous lava eruptions continue throughout lower East Rift Zone in Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens. Fissure 8 is feeding a large flow traveling along Highway 132, the Pahoa-Kapoho Road. The flow front has crossed Highway 137, south of Four Corners.
Due to lava crossing Highway 137, Kapoho-Pohoiki Road, the following policies are in effect:
- There is no access to Kapoho, Vacationland, Highway 132, and Highway 137.
- Government Beach Road, between Kahakai Boulevard and Cinder Road, is open to Waa Waa and Papaya Farms Road residents only with official credentials. There is no curfew.
Stay alert to warnings from Civil Defense officials and be prepared to evacuate with little notice.
Shelters at Pahoa Community Center and Kea’au Armory are open and pet friendly.
We are on watch 24-hours a day for your safety.
This is your Hawai‘i County Civil Defense Agency.
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