This is a Civil Defense Message for Wednesday, July 11 at 12:00 in the afternoon.
Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that Fissure 8 continues to erupt lava into the perched channel heading northeast from the vent. A flow moving around the west side of Kapoho Cone has proceeded to ¼ mile to the coast.
Break outs are occurring from the main channel in Leilani Estates. The United States Geological Survey has confirmed that two homes on Luana St. have been destroyed by the break out and one home on Nohea St. is threatened.
The following policies remain in effect:
• Be aware that spill overs of the channel and other breakouts are possible on the active flow field, do not access the active flow field due to extreme hazard.
The Disaster Recovery Center is open daily from 8 AM to 6 PM weekdays, and 8 AM to 4 PM weekends. The Center is located at the Kea`au High School Gym. If you need a ride, buses run between the two shelters and the Disaster Recovery Center.
We are on watch 24-hours a day for your safety.
This is your Hawai‘i County Civil Defense Agency.