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June 27 Lava Flow Update – 12/1/14

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The furthest downslope breakout of the June 27 lava flow’s currently active portion of lava has a new flow front, according to Hawai’i County Civil Defense’s Monday morning helicopter assessment.

Advancing about 400 yards since Sunday, the active flow is about 2.9 miles upslope of the Highway 130 and Pahoa Village Road intersection.

Currently, the lava activity does not pose an immediate threat to residents in the area. However, Civil Defense and Hawaiian Volcano Observatory personnel will continue monitoring the flow. Residents in the projected lava flow areas will continue to be kept informed.

Light smoke conditions were observed Monday morning in immediate areas where vegetation was burning and being blown in a southeast direction.

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Smoke conditions have the possibility of increasing and Civil Defense advises that individuals who have a history of respiratory issues take precautions and stay indoors.

Pahoa Village Road has been opened to all traffic. Motorists are advised to use caution on the road as some utility pole protection material remains in place.

Additionally, Civil Defense asks the public to respect the privacy of residents who live along the road who were affected by the lava flow and not to trespass on private property.

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