East Rift Zone Eruption Update, 26 June 2018


Accessed on 27 June 2018, 0341 UTC, Post #17095.

Source:

Email from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.

Comments:

Here’s the current eruption and lava flow information from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency:

“A message from COUNTY OF HAWAII

This is a Civil Defense Message for Tuesday, June 26 at 4:00 in the afternoon.

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that Fissure 8 continues to be very active and is feeding a lava channel to the ocean at Kapoho. The flow is expanding south along the shoreline. Gas emissions from the fissure eruption and laze at the ocean entry continue to be very high. Currently, there is no immediate threat, but persons near the active flow should be prepared and heed warnings from Civil Defense.

Due to frequent earthquakes, residents in the Volcano area are advised to monitor utility connections of gas, electricity, and water after earthquakes.

Disaster assistance is available island-wide to individuals and businesses in Hawaii County that have been affected by the Kilauea eruption.

  • You can register for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (also referred to as FEMA) in-person by visiting the Disaster Recovery Center, by calling 1-800-621-3362 (FEMA), or online at disasterassistance.gov
  • The Disaster Recovery Center is open daily from 8am to 8pm, and is located at the Keaau High School Gym. If you need a ride, buses run between the two shelters and the Disaster Recovery Center.
  • The Disaster Recovery Center is staffed with representatives from FEMA, the U.S. Small Business Administration, and State and County agencies.
  • For more resources on disaster recovery, please visit the county website. (http://www.hawaiicounty.gov/lava-related/)

A community meeting at the Pahoa High School Cafeteria will be held tonight at 5 p. m.

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

This is your Hawai‘i County Civil Defense Agency.”


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