Community Briefing to Address Possibility of Major Summit Explosion

July 17, 2018, 11:00 AM HST (Updated July 17, 2018, 12:59 PM)

Hawai‘i County Civil Defense and other agencies will hold a community briefing on Thursday, July 19, 2018, at 6 p.m. at the Pahala Community Center, to address scenarios relating to a possible major explosive event at Halema‘uma‘u.

The briefing will discuss possible impacts and responses to such an event.

The U.S. Geological Survey will provide a presentation.

Staff from Civil Defense, the state Highways Division and the county Department of Public Works will be on-hand as well to discuss roads and evacuation routes.

The issues of sheltering and personal preparedness will also be on the agenda.

American Sign Language interpretation will be available.

For further information, call the Department of Research and Development at
(808) 961-8368.



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