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June 26, 2018 Puna Community Lava Flow Meeting

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June 12, 2018 Puna Community Lava Flow Meeting

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June 5, 2018 Puna Community Meeting

May 29, 2018 Puna Community Meeting

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Hawaii County Civil Defense Map Showing Fissures, Flows and Roadblocks

This map is updated daily. Showing Leilani Estates and surrounding area. 

FEMA Information

FEMA has an online area for those affected by the May, 2018 Lava Flow. You can sign up online by clicking on the link below.

EPA Combined Air Monitoring Map

 This viewer has been created through the collaboration of the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency, Hawaii State Department of Health, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. It is intended to provide the public with information about air quality and potential health impacts from the current eruption event. Please monitor Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency messages and alerts for eruption-related updates and specific instructions. 

Civil Defense Updates

Civil Defense Update 7/15/18 at 6 AM

 A message from COUNTY OF HAWAII

This is a Civil Defense Message for Sunday, July 15 at 6:00 in the morning. 

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that Fissure 8 continues to erupt lava into the perched channel heading northeast from the vent toward Kapoho.  A collapse/explosive event with energy equal to a 5.4 magnitude earthquake occurred at Halemaumau Crater at 3:26 AM. Heavy rain and thunderstorms are possible in Kona and the Puna District through this evening. 

The following policies remain in effect:

  • Be aware that spill overs of the flow channel and other breakouts are possible on the active flow field, do not access the active flow field due to extreme hazard.
  • Remain alert for changing weather conditions and possible flooding conditions.

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 is open daily from 8am to 6pm weekdays and 8am to 4pm weekends, 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.
  • Placards will be available on Monday at the Civil Defense office located at 920 Ululani Street in Hilo.

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

 This is your Hawai‘i County Civil Defense Agency.

Civil Defense Update - July 14, 2008 at 6 AM

 A message from COUNTY OF HAWAII

This is a Civil Defense Message for Saturday, July 14 at 6:00 in the morning. 

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that Fissure 8 continues to erupt lava into the perched channel heading northeast from the vent toward Kapoho.  The majority of the flow is now heading South at Kapoho Cone toward Ahalanui.  The National Weather Service is forecasting increased rainfall with a chance of thunderstorms over the weekend.

The following policies remain in effect:

  • Be aware that spill overs of the flow channel and other breakouts are possible on the active flow field, do not access the active flow field due to extreme hazard.
  • 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 skin, eyes and lungs.

On the weather:

  • When lightning is in the area the safest place to be is indoors.
  • Be prepared for interruptions to utilities.

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 is open daily from 8am to 6pm weekdays and 8am to 4pm weekends, 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.

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

 This is your Hawai‘i County Civil Defense Agency.

Civil Defense Update - 7/10/18 at 6 AM

 A message from COUNTY OF HAWAII

This is a Civil Defense Message for Tuesday, July 10 at 6:00 in the morning.

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that Fissure 8 continues to be very active and is feeding a lava channel to the ocean at Kapoho. The channel flow split north and south and expanded upslope of the Four Corners.  It appears that the north flow has stalled overnight.  The ocean entry showed reduced size late Monday.  A morning flight is scheduled to determine where the active flow edges have reached overnight.

The following policies remain in effect:

  • Kapoho Beach Lots and Four Corners area are closed to any access.
  • Be aware that spill overs of the channel and other breakouts are possible on the active flow field, do not access the active flow field due to extreme hazard.
  • There is no immediate threat, persons in areas of active flows are reminded to be on alert and prepared for changes and plan for evacuation.

There will be an Eruption Update meeting tonight at 5 p.m. at the Pahoa High School cafeteria.

The Disaster Recovery Center is open daily from 8 AM to 6 PM weekdays, and 8 AM to 4 PM weekends. The Center is located at the Kea`au High School Gym. If you need a ride, buses run between the two shelters and the Disaster Recovery Center.

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

This is your Hawai‘i County Civil Defense Agency.

Civil Defense Update 7/9/2018 at 6 AM

 A message from COUNTY OF HAWAII

This is a Civil Defense Message for Monday, July 9 at 6:00 in the morning.

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 producing a broad ocean entry along the shoreline, and continues to expand into Kapoho Beach Lots and north of Four Corners intersection.

The following policies remain in effect:

• Kapoho Beach Lots and Four Corners area are closed to any access.

• Be aware that spill overs of the channel and other breakouts are possible on the active flow field, do not access the active flow field due to extreme hazard.

The National Weather Service forecasts showery light trade wind conditions through tonight. Some areas will experience elevated SO2 levels.  You are reminded to take actions by sheltering in place or leaving affected areas.

The Disaster Recovery Center is open daily from 8 AM to 6 PM weekdays, and 8 AM to 4 PM weekends. The Center is located at the Kea`au High School Gym. If you need a ride, buses run between the two shelters and the Disaster Recovery Center.

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

This is your Hawai‘i County Civil Defense Agency.

Video May 18, 2018 - Fire and Fury

Video by Mick Kalber and Hot Seat Hawaii

Civil Defense Update 5/17/18 6 PM

New outbreak at Ho'okupu south of Leilani Ave. 


Courtesy of Andrew Hara

5/15/18 Halema'uma'u Ash Cloud

Andrew Hara

USGS Update, May 13, 2018

Update from USGS regarding the recent new fissures, and update from Kilauea

Map Showing Area of Eruptions

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Byron Matthews Drone Footage 5/11/18

Leilani Estates Lava Damage