This is an eruption and lava flow Information Update for Friday November 21st at 9:00AM.
This morning’s assessment was delayed due to weather conditions which continue to limit the access to the upslope areas. The assessment continues to show very little activity along the down slope breakouts and no advancement has been noted since Saturday. Numerous surface breakouts and flows continue in the areas from the vent to the crack system indicating lava remains in the system. The nearest surface flow activity and surface breakouts are approximately 3.6 miles upslope of Apa’a Street in the area just below and to the north of the former geothermal well pad site.
The evacuation advisory for those residents down slope of the flow will continue and residents will be kept informed of the flow status and advancement.
The Pahoa Village Road between Apa’a Street and the Post Office Road will remain closed and limited to area residents only. Access to the businesses and commercial areas of the Pahoa town can be made through the Pahoa Village Road at the intersection of Highways 130 and 132 and the Post Office Road. We apologize for any inconvenience the road closure may be presenting with and remind everyone that the Pahoa town center and businesses are open and accessible. Every consideration is being given to the reopening of the road as soon as it is safe to do so.
Civil Defense and public safety personnel will be operating in the area round the clock to maintain close observations of flow activity. Civil Defense and Hawaiian Volcano Observatory personnel will be monitoring the flow activity closely for any possible changes.
Additional updates will be posted as conditions change.
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FRIDAY MORNING FLYOVER - NOV 21 -
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