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June 27 Lava Flow Update – 11/28/14

November 28, 2014, 3:14 PM HST
* Updated November 28, 3:21 PM
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Hawai’i County Civil Defense’s Friday morning assessment shows that the lava breakouts located upslope remain active.

The nearest breakout activity to Apa’a Street is currently about 3 miles upslope and located along the north side of the margin of the original flow. It is moving in a north-northeast direction.

Activity in the area is not posing an immediate threat to neighboring communities. Civil Defense, however, along with the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, is maintaining close watch of activity.

Residents downslope of the flow will continue to be kept informed of any changes with the flow and advancement.

Moderate to heavy smoke conditions were reported Friday morning as smoke from burning vegetation was blown in a southeast direction.

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These smoke conditions have the possibility of increasing and residents who have a history of respiratory problems are advised by Civil Defense to take necessary precautions and remain indoors.

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Pahoa Village Road was reopened to traffic on Wednesday at 12 p.m. Motorists using the road are advised to be cautious as some pole protecting materials remain in place.

Additionally, it is strongly suggested that the public respects residents in areas that were affected by the lava and refrain from trespassing on private property.

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