Fissure 8 continues to erupt, trade winds push vog SW

This is a Civil Defense Message for Thursday, June 21 at 5:00 in the afternoon. 

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that Fissure 8 continues to erupt with a full channel flowing to the ocean at Kapoho. Trade winds are pushing vog to the southwest.

Due to the current volcanic activity, the following policy is in effect:

  • Highway 130 from Pahoa to Kalapana Road is open only to residents with official credentials.

Residents of Hawai‘i County who suffered damage or losses from the recent Kilauea volcanic eruption and earthquakes, can register for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

The following is provided for your information:

  • A Disaster Recovery Center or DRC, jointly operated by Hawaii County, the State of Hawaii, and FEMA is open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., and is located at the Keaau High School Gym.
  • FEMA, the U.S. Small Business Administration, and state and county government agencies will be present at the center.
  • If you need a ride, buses will be running between the two shelters and the DRC between 7:30 am and 9:00 pm. 

Free medical, dental and eye care will be available tomorrow, June 22 and Saturday, June 23 at “Tropic Care 2018” at Kea’au High School between 8am and 5pm. Free breakfast and lunch will be available for children. Tropic Care is open to everyone, regardless of whether or not they are affected by the Kilauea eruption.

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

This is your Hawai‘i County Civil Defense Agency.