Red Cross Update on Kīlauea Lava Flow

May 6, 2018, 10:09 AM HST
* Updated May 6, 10:21 AM
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The American Red Cross announces that two American Red Cross shelters remain open for residents evacuated from their homes due to the Kīlauea lava threat at the following locations:

As of 12 midnight last night, there were about 225 people at the Pahoa Community Center plus about 90 pets and 15 people at the Kea‘au Community Center shelter.

In light of Friday’s 6.9 magnitude earthquake, here are some Red Cross safety tips:


Protecting your family

  • Talk about earthquakes with your family so that everyone knows what to do in case of an earthquake. Discussing ahead of time helps reduce fear, particularly for younger children.
  • Check at your workplace and your children’s schools and day care centers to learn about their earthquake emergency plans.
  • Pick safe places in each room of your home, workplace and/or school. A safe place could be under a piece of furniture or against an interior wall away from windows, bookcases or tall furniture that could fall on you.
  • Practice DROP, COVER and HOLD ON in each safe place.
  • Make sure you have access to NOAA radio broadcasts:
  • Find an online NOAA radio station
  • Search for a NOAA radio app in the Apple Store >> or Google Play>>
  • Purchase a battery-powered or hand-crank NOAA radio in the Red Cross Store
  • Keep a flashlight and any low-heeled shoes by each person’s bed.


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