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Leilani Estates Update, May 7, 6 PM: Volcanic Activity Subsided at All 12 fissures; Hazardous Fumes Continue

May 7, 2018, 11:52 AM HST (Updated May 15, 2018, 12:03 PM)
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A view looking southwest. Puna Geothermal Verture’s facility sits in the lower left middle of the frame. PC: Paradise Helicopters

Monday, May 7, 2018 at 6 p.m.

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory confirms volcanic activity has subsided at all 12 fissures, but hazardous fumes continue.

Since the onset of this eruption, a total of 12 fissures have emerged, and 35 structures have been destroyed.

Due to the eruption, the following are issued:

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Conditions permitting, Leilani Estates residents will be allowed to check on their property from 7 AM to 6 PM each day until further notice. Follow the instructions of the authorities on scene. Be prepared to evacuate at a moment’s notice.

Civil Defense has established a community information center at Sacred Hearts Church in Pāhoa, Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Entry placard registration for residents wishing to retrieve personal items will be issued throughout the week at the community information center.

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Hawai‘i Electric Light reminds residents to treat all downed lines as live. Under no circumstances are you to approach or touch downed lines.

The Department of Water Supply personnel confirm water repairs on Pohoiki Road are completed. The water line is currently being recharged.

A water truck for public use is located near the Vacationland mailboxes.

No access is allowed at this time for residents of Lanipuna Gardens due to dangerous volcanic gases.

Department of Education announced Pāhoa High, Intermediate and Elementary schools and Ke Ana La’ahana will be open tomorrow. Kua O Ka Lā, Hawai‘i Academy of Arts and Sciences, Nāwahīokalani‘ōpu’u are closed tomorrow.

United States Postal Service announced that evacuated residents can pick up their mail at the Pāhoa Post Office.

This is not the time for sightseeing. You can help tremendously by staying out of the area.

he Hawai‘i County Police Department and the Prosecutor’s Office have established a policy of zero tolerance towards looting or vandalism. Under Emergency Provisions, any looting or vandalism will be treated as a felony.

Puna Geothermal Venture reports no activity at this time and the facility is secured. Precautionary measures are being taken to remove flammable materials offsite.

UPDATE, May 7, 4:40 p.m.

Two American Red Cross shelters remain open for residents evacuated from their homes due to the Kīilauea lava threat at the following locations:

Pāhoa Community Center (15-3022 Kauhale St., Pāhoa)

Keaau Community Center (16-186 Pili Mua St, Kea‘au)

A team of Red Cross volunteers from O‘ahu will be deploying to the Big Island tomorrow, May 8, to assist with sheltering, operations and health services.

About 40 Red Cross volunteers have been working to assist all evacuees with their immediate emergency needs.

As of today, May 7, 50 comfort relief kits have been distributed and 120 health and mental health contacts have been made.

Monday, May 7, 2:45 p.m.

Two new fissures have emerged south of Malama Street emitting lava and gas.

Since the onset of this eruption, a total of 12 fissures have emerged, and 35 structures have been destroyed.

Conditions permitting, Leilani Estates residents will be allowed to check on their property from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day until further notice. Follow the instructions of the authorities on scene. Be prepared to evacuate at a moment’s notice.

Highway 130 is closed between Malama Street and Kamaili Road.

Pohoiki Road is closed from 132 to Hinalo Street.

A community meeting will be held tonight at Pāhoa High School Cafeteria at 5:30 p.m. Na Leo TV will broadcast the meeting live.

Monday, May 7, 2:25 p.m.

USGS officials are tracking what appear to be two new volcanic fissures in Leilani Estates on Malama Street near Alapai Street.

Monday, May 7, at 11:15 a.m.

Highway 130 is closed between Malama Street and Kamaili Road.

At noon, an unofficial police scanner report stated that steam was coming from crack on Highway 130. All HPD units were ordered to go to the north section of Highway 130 now above the crack.

A community meeting will be held tonight at Pāhoa High School Cafeteria at 5:30 p.m..

Information and the status of services will be shared.

Civil Defense has established a community information center at Sacred Hearts Church in Pāhoa, Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Puna Geothermal Venture reports no activity at this time and the facility is secured. Precautionary measures are being taken to remove potentially flammable materials offsite.

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