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June 27 Lava Flow Weekend Update – 11/2/14

November 2, 2014, 7:41 PM HST
* Updated November 2, 7:43 PM
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The June 27 lava flow front remained stalled in a residential area over the weekend. The flow front has not made any advancement since late last week and remains 480 feet from Pahoa Village Road, Hawai’i County Civil Defense said on Sunday.

Although the front did not move, it continues to be active and activity continued upslope.

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists conducted ground observations of the flow throughout the weekend. They noted that the active breakouts of lava present are within 11 yards of the stalled front and for several hundred yards upslope.

The breakout near the Pahoa Transfer station did not advance on Sunday and the lobe in a pasture area near the Pahoa cemetery made minimal movement.

Smoke conditions in the area remain light to moderate with light trade winds from the northeast pushing smoke in a south-southwest direction. There is a possibility that smoke conditions could increase in some areas and residents downwind that have a history of respiratory conditions are advised to take necessary precautions and to remain indoors.

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Residents in the immediate path of the flow continue to remain on an evacuation advisory and have been notified of the possibility of evacuation. Residents who have the potential of being impacted will continue to be kept informed as the flow status and advancement change.

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The road closure of Pahoa Village Road between Apa’a Street and the Post Office Road remains in effect.

Civil Defense, along with public safety personnel, will continue around the clock operations to maintain close observations of the flow and ensure public safety.

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