Eruption at Kilauea summit sends ash plume to 15,000 feet

This is a Civil Defense Message for Tuesday May 29 at 2:15 in the morning.

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that an ash eruption at Kilauea summit has occurred at about 2:00 AM. The resulting ash plume reached 15,000 feet high and may affect the surrounding areas. The wind is blowing in the Northwest direction and ash fall out may affect the areas of Volcano, Pahala, Naalehu. Please be on the alert

​Due to the volcanic activity, the following is provided for your awareness:

If you are at home, stay indoors with the windows closed. If you are outside, seek cover
If you are in the car, keep the windows closed. Ash fallout may cause poor driving conditions, due to likmited visibility and slippery driving conditions. Drive with extreme caution, or pull over and park.
After the hazard has passed, do check your home, and especially your catchment system for any impact that may affect your water quality.
Please be on the alert. Please be safe.