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American Red Cross Update on Evacuation Shelters

May 15, 2018, 4:29 PM HST
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The American Red Cross reports that two shelters remain open for residents evacuated from their homes due to the Kīlauea lava threat at the following locations:

Pāhoa Community Center (15-3022 Kauhale Street, Pāhoa)
Kea‘au Community Center (16-186 Pili Mua St, Kea‘au)

As of midnight Monday, May 14, there were 232 residents at the Pāhoa shelter (not including those who chose to stay outside in the parking lot) and 30 residents at the Kea‘au shelter. 82 Red Cross workers have been assisting evacuees with their immediate emergency needs.

Since May 3, the Red Cross, along with Hawai‘i County partners, have distributed hundreds of blankets, sheets, pillows, futons, towels, masks, toiletry kits, and other items; as well as over 6,400 snacks. The Red Cross is also working with the Salvation Army to provide meals. Additionally, trained Red Cross nurses and mental health volunteers are staffing the shelters and have provided health and mental health services to 840 individuals.


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