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Lower Puna Area Should Prepare to Evacuate

May 11, 2018, 12:12 PM HST
* Updated May 11, 12:13 PM
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Civil Defense message for Friday, May 11 2018,11 AM

As a precautionary measure, residents of Lower Puna between Kapoho and Kalapana are advised to be on the alert in the event of possible gas emissions and volcanic eruption.

Because there may be little to no advance notice to evacuate, area residents should be prepared to evacuate at short notice. Take this time to prepare.

If you care to evacuate voluntarily, be advised that the county evacuation shelters are located at the Pāhoa Community Center or Kea‘au Community Center.

Food will be provided at the shelters. Accommodations for animals are also provided at the shelters. You are responsible for their care.

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This is a precautionary message.  We want everyone in the Lower Puna area to be ready, and to remain safe.

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All beach parks in Lower Puna have been closed, including the Pohoiki Boat Ramp.

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