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Lava Flow Update for Sept. 10

September 10, 2014, 11:56 AM HST
* Updated September 11, 12:23 PM
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The June 27th lava flow that continues to pose a threat to Hawai’i Island’s Puna District has advanced approximately 250 yards since yesterday.

According to Hawai’i County Civil Defense’s latest update, the flow continues in a north/northeast direction and there is no wildfire threat at this time.

The surface flow is moving slowly and does not pose an immediate threat to area residents.

Meanwhile, Kaohe Homestead residents living approximately .6 miles from the flow are preparing for the worst and hoping for the best. Right now the flow is moving in a direction parallel to the forest reserve boundary.

While officials say there’s no immediate or imminent threat to area communities, residents are still encouraged to review their emergency plans in the event something happens.

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Hawai’i County officials are also planning alternative traffic routes if the lava reaches Pahoa Government Road later this month.

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(Read that story here)

No evacuation is required at this time.

Currently the Kaohe Homestead subdivision is restricted and limited to subdivision residents only.

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Keep checking Big Island Now for your latest lava flow updates.

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