Fissure 8 continues to feed lava to ocean (11am update)

This is a Civil Defense Message for Tuesday, June 26 at 11:00 in the morning. 

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that Fissure 8 continues to erupt with a full lava channel flowing to the ocean at Kapoho. A collapse explosion event at the Halemaumau Crater occurred yesterday afternoon around 5:00 p.m.  Residents in the Volcano area are advised to monitor utility connections of gas, electricity, and water after earthquakes. 

Gas emissions from the fissure eruption and at the ocean entry laze plumes continue to be very high. Currently, there is no immediate threat, but persons near the active flow should be prepared and heed warnings from Civil Defense. 

If you have not already reported your property damaged, destroyed or inaccessible, please visit the Disaster Recovery Center located at Keaau High School.

The Disaster Recovery Center is open daily from 8am – 8pm. Representatives from FEMA, the U.S. Small Business Administration, State and County agencies, and nonprofit organizations are available to provide disaster assistance.

A community meeting at the Pahoa High School Cafeteria will be held today at 5 p. m.

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

This is your Hawai‘i County Civil Defense Agency.