Accessed on 20 July 2018, 0428 UTC, Post #17249.
Email message from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.
Here’s the latest eruption and lava flow update from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency:
This is a Civil Defense message for Thursday, July 19 at 4:00 in the afternoon.
The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that eruption activity continues from Fissure 8 into the perched channel, supplying lava flows to the ocean at Ahalanui. Lava is entering the ocean and producing a large laze plume. The southern margin of the flow is 0.3 miles from Isaac Hale/Pohoiki boat ramp.
There will be a community meeting for the Kau District at the Pahala Community Center at 6 this evening to discuss the ongoing event at Kilauea.
The following policies remain in effect:
- When driving, be alert for cracks and damage to roadways from earthquakes.
- Check all utility connections of water, gas, and electricity for potential damage from earthquake activity.
- Do not access the active flow field due to extreme hazard. Be aware that channel overflows and other breakouts are possible on the active flow field.
- The ocean entry continues to produce a “laze” plume. Take precautions and stay out of the plume to avoid exposure to hydrochloric acid and glass particles, which can irritate the skin, eyes, and lungs.
Disaster assistance is available island-wide to individuals and businesses in Hawaii County that have been affected by the Kilauea eruption.
- The Disaster Recovery Center, located at the Keaau High School Gym, is open daily from 8am to 6pm weekdays and 8am to 4pm on Saturdays. If you need a ride, buses run between the two shelters and the Disaster Recovery Center.
- Visit www.DisasterAssistance.gov for a list of information to bring to the DRC, or to register online.
- Access placards are available at the Civil Defense office located at 920 Ululani Street in Hilo.
- The latest air quality measurements from the University of Hawaii’s Vog Measurement and Prediction Project can be found here: http://mkwc.ifa.hawaii.edu/vmap/
We are on watch 24-hours a day for your safety.
This is your Hawai‘i County Civil Defense Agency.”
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Until next time,