Flow continues downslope into Kapoho Beach Lots

This is a Civil Defense Message for Sunday, June 3 at 6:00 in the morning.

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that vigorous lava eruptions continue throughout the lower East Rift Zone in Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens. Fissure 8 is feeding a large channelized flow traveling along Highway 132, the Pahoa-Kapoho Road.

(Photo: Aloha Skies Aviation)

Lava has crossed Government Beach Road and Highway 137. The flow is moving downslope toward the ocean into Kapoho Beach Lots and as of early this morning had reached Kapoho Kai Road to the south and as far east as Iliani Road

Due to lava crossing Highway 137, the following policies are in effect:

There is no access to Kapoho, Vacationland, Highway 132, and Highway 137.

Please contact Civil Defense if you confirm that someone you know is remaining in the isolated area. Call 935-0031.

On roadways:

Government Beach Road, between Kahakai Boulevard and Cinder Road, is open to Waa Waa and Papaya Farms Road residents only with official credentials. There is no curfew.

Volcanic gas emissions remain high at the Kilauea summit and in the fissure system. Residents in communities downwind should take action to limit exposure to gas and ash. On the coast, be aware of laze from the ocean entry.

Stay alert to warnings from Civil Defense officials and be prepared to evacuate with little notice.

Shelters at Pahoa Community Center and Kea’au Armory are open and pet friendly.

We are on watch 24-hours a day for your safety.

This is your Hawai‘i County Civil Defense Agency.