East Hawaii News

June 27 Lava Flow Update – 12/7/14

December 7, 2014, 10:09 AM HST
* Updated December 7, 10:12 AM
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Hawai’i County Civil Defense’s Sunday morning assessment shows that the June 27 lava flow front remains active.

Currently, burning is occurring along the edges and some widening has happened. The flow’s forward advancement is minimal as it remains about 2.4 miles upslope of the Highway 130 and Pahoa Village Road intersection.

Activity in the area does not pose an immediate threat to area communities, however, Civil Defense and Hawaiian Volcano Observatory personnel continue to monitor the flow activity.

Residents who reside downslope of the area will remain informed of any changes.

Civil Defense noted moderate smoke conditions this morning as light north winds are blowing smoke in a south southeast direction.

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Smoke conditions have the possibility of increasing and officials advise that individuals who have a history of respiratory issues take necessary precautions and remain indoors.

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Pahoa Village Road remains open. Motorists in the area are advised to use caution as some of the protection material on the utility poles remain in place.

Additionally, officials ask the public to respect the privacy of residents who were affected by the lava flow and remind people that trespassing onto private property is not permitted.

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