Condition Red Message for Lanipuna Subdivision and surrounding area

Condition Red Message For Southeast Lanipuna Subdivision Area And Surrounding Farm Lots

This is a Civil Defense Message for Monday, May 14 at 4:40 in the afternoon.

Hawaii Fire Department reports that fissures in the southeast area of Lanipuna Gardens area are issuing high levels of Sulfur Dioxide gas at this time. Residents in the area and surrounding farm lots on Pohoiki Road near Lanipuna Gardens are advised the air quality is condition RED. Condition RED means immediate danger to health so take action to limit further exposure. Severe conditions may exist such as choking and inability to breathe. This is a serious situation that affects the entire exposed population.

Due to the toxic gas hazard in the affected area, the following are issued:

Leaving the area of SO2 inundation is the best way to protect yourself and your family.

Seek medical attention if severely affected.

County, State and Federal partners continue to monitor the situation. You will be informed of any conditions that affect your safety.

Thank you for listening. Have a safe day. This is your Hawai‘i County Civil Defense.