East Hawaii News

June 27 Lava Flow Evening Update – 11/11/14

November 11, 2014, 7:09 PM HST
* Updated November 11, 7:19 PM
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Tuesday afternoon’s Hawai’i County Civil Defense assessment of the June 27 lava flow showed that the flow front had continued to lack progress with no advancement and barely any activity.

Along with Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, Civil Defense continues to monitor the three active breakouts that occurred over the weekend.

According to HVO, the breakout above Apa’a Street that began early Sunday and split into three lobes remain active and continue to show inflation features.

The breakouts, one located in the area of the cemetery below Apa’a Street, the second located above Apa’a Street in the area upslope of the transfer station and another .3 miles upslope of Apa’a Street, do not currently pose an immediate threat to area residents, despite their close proximity to the transfer station and the impact on a residence on Monday.

HVO scientists continued to conduct ground observations Tuesday of the lava flow below Apa’a Street.

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Civil Defense determined Tuesday afternoon that smoke conditions remain moderate to heavy as light trade winds blow the smoke in a south-southwest direction towards the Leilani and lower Puna areas.

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There is the possibility of smoke conditions increasing in certain areas and residents who have a history of respiratory issues are advised to properly prepare.

An overflight for early Wednesday morning has been scheduled to monitor conditions.

Residents in the down slope area of the flow remain under an evacuation advisory and will continue to be kept informed of the flow status.

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

Motorists are advised that access to businesses in the Pahoa area can be made by traveling Pahoa Village Road from the intersection of Highway 130 and Highway 132.

Around the clock operations will continue by Civil Defense and public safety personnel to maintain close observation of flow activity and to ensure public safety.

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