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Pāhoa Community Meetings Adjusting Format

July 26, 2018, 3:45 PM HST
* Updated July 31, 10:41 AM
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Recognizing that people are frustrated amid the ongoing Lower East Rift Zone eruption emergency, County of Hawai‘i officials said they want to work with the community to enable affected residents to be heard and to receive timely information.

In this spirit, Hawai‘i County Civil Defense and other agencies plan to adjust the format of the informational meetings that are held weekly in Pāhoa.

The next community meeting at the Pāhoa High School cafeteria on Tuesday, July 31, at 5 p.m. will feature a shortened, set agenda to allow more time for questions and answers.

“We want to foster a climate of mutual respect and openness,” said Civil Defense Administrator Talmadge Magno. “We want to hear from as many people as possible, while providing vital information at each meeting.”

American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be available.

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For further information, call Kelly Wooten, volcanic eruption information specialist, at (808) 961-8616.

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