June 27 Lava Flow Evening Update – 10/27/14
Hawai’i County Civil Defense released updated information on the June 27 lava flow Monday evening.
As of 6 p.m., the flow has continued to remain active but has slowed down in its advancement rate.
Currently, the flow has been moving at inconsistent rates, but has averaged about 5 to 10 yards per hour and has advanced about 20 yards since 1:40 p.m.
Moving in a northeast direction, the flow is approximately 70 yards from the nearest residential property.
Smoke conditions continue to be light to moderate with moderate trade winds from the northeast pushing the smoke southwest direction.
There is a possibility the smoke conditions could increase in some areas. Individuals who have a history of respiratory problems are advised to take necessary precautions and to remain indoors.
The current conditions of the lava, including location, direction, and advancement means residents in the flow path have been placed on an evacuation advisory and have been notified of the possible need for evacuation, effective last night.
Residents in the area will be kept informed of the flow status and advancement rates.
Closures of roads in the Pahoa area will remain in effect. This includes Pahoa Village Road between Apa’a Street and the Post Office Road.
Civil Defense and public safety personnel will continue to operate in the area around the clock to ensure public safety and maintain close observation of flow activity.