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LavaTalk: October 21, 2014 update on Kilauea LavaTalk: October 20, 2014 update on Kilauea LavaTalk: October 19, 2014 update on Kilauea LavaTalk: October 18, 2014 update on Kilauea Hurricane Ana floods roadway puts Big Island under Flash Flood Warning LavaTalk: October 17, 2014 update on Kilauea LavaTalk: October 16, 2014 update on Kilauea LavaTalk: October 15, 2014 update on Kilauea LavaTalk: October 14, 2014 update on Kilauea LavaTalk: October 13, 2014 update on Kilauea
 
A finger off the Kilauea June 27th Lava Flow approaches a private roadway as it heads downhill. Image taken October 21, 2014. Courtesy of Hawaii County Civil Defense

LavaTalk: October 21, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

This morning’s lava flow assessment shows the lava flow has picked-up in activity and advanced 30 yards since yesterday. The flow still remains about 0.6 miles from the Apaa Street area.

A close view of the north margin of the flow, just behind the flow front on October 17, 2014. Photo courtesy of USGS/HVO

LavaTalk: October 20, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

This morning’s lava flow assessment shows the lava flow front remains stalled and has not advanced since yesterday. The flow remains about 0.6 miles from the Apaa Street area.

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LavaTalk: October 19, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

This morning’s lava flow assessment shows the lava flow front remains stalled and has not advanced since yesterday. The flow remains about 0.6 miles from the Apaa Street area.

Another view of the flow front on October 17, 2014, looking downslope towards Pāhoa. The smoke plumes are created by individual breakouts burning vegetation at the flow margin. Photo courtesy of USGS/HVO

LavaTalk: October 18, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

This morning’s lava flow assessment shows the lava flow front remains stalled and has not advanced since yesterday. The flow remains about 0.6 miles from the Apaa Street area.

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Hurricane Ana floods roadway puts Big Island under Flash Flood Warning

Flash Flood Warning extended to 3 p.m. and a Flood Watch in effect after that. The Hawaii Police Department reports that Highway 11 between the 57 and 58 mile marks between Pahala and Naalehu is closed to all traffic due to flooding. Motorists are advised to avoid the area and to use alternate routes if […]

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LavaTalk: October 17, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

This morning’s lava flow assessment shows the lava flow remains stalled and not advanced since yesterday. The flow is about 0.6 miles from the Apaa Street area.

The June 27th lava flow advancement has slowed, with the leading edge of the flow moving only a few tens of meters (yards) over the past two days. Nevertheless, active breakouts persist around the flow front, as shown in this photo, taken on Wednesday, October 15, 2014, by the continued burning of vegetation along the flow margins. This morning, the flow front was 1.1 km (0.7 miles) from Apaʻa St., as measured along a straight line. Photo courtesy of USGS/HVO

LavaTalk: October 16, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

This morning’s lava flow assessment shows the lava flow has stalled and not advanced since yesterday. The flow is about 0.6 miles from the Apaa Street area.

The steaming top of the lava tube system at Pu‘u ‘O‘o crater on the North flank. Image taken at 7:39 a.m. HST, Wednesday, October 15, 2014. Photo courtesy of USGS/HVO

LavaTalk: October 15, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

This morning’s lava flow assessment shows the lava flow has advanced about 25 yards since yesterday. The flow is moving very slowy in a Northeast direction and is about 0.6 miles from the Apaa Street area.

The flow front remains active, with continued slow advancement towards the Northeast over the weekend. The flow front Monday, October 13, 2014 was 1.1 km (0.7 miles) upslope from Apaʻa St. and 2.2 km (1.4 miles) from Pāhoa Village Road, as measured along a straight line. This photo, looking down flow and taken at a low altitude, shows the flow front direction relative to the transfer station and Pāhoa. Photo courtesy of USGS/HVO

LavaTalk: October 14, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

This morning’s lava flow assessment shows the lava flow has advanced about 45 yards since yesterday. The flow is about 0.6 miles from the Apaa Street area.

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LavaTalk: October 13, 2014 update on Kilauea’s lava flow

This morning’s lava flow assessment shows the lava flow has advanced about 75 yards since yesterday. The flow is about 0.6 miles from the Apaa Street area.

Police identify fatality in Waimea  ATV crash

Police identify fatality in Waimea ATV crash

October 21, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE A 48-year-old Kamuela man died early this week after crashing on an all-terrain vehicle. He was identified as Willard Rapoza Jr. Sometime between 10 a.m. and noon Sunday (October 19), Rapoza left his Waimea home on an ATV and failed to return home. At 1:25 p.m. Monday, relatives found him unresponsive and trapped […]

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Police DUI stats for the week of October 13-19, 2014

October 20, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE Media Release During the week of October 13, 2014, through October 19, 2014, Hawaiʻi Island police arrested 18 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Eight of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. One was under the age of 21. So far this year, there have been 927 DUI arrests […]

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Between the hours of 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. tonight, (October 20) Kamehameha Avenue will close from Ponahawai Street to the Canoe Landing entrance so crews can move concrete barriers.

The Pauahi Street/Bayfront Highway intersection will remain open, however; no turns will be allowed on to Kamehameha Avenue.

Kamehameha Avenue closed tonight for crews moving concrete barriers

October 20, 2014

Between the hours of 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. tonight, (October 20) Kamehameha Avenue will close from Ponahawai Street to the Canoe Landing entrance so crews can move concrete barriers. The Pauahi Street/Bayfront Highway intersection will remain open, however; no turns will be allowed on to Kamehameha Avenue.

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Faylana Fromm

Police are searching for a woman reported missing

October 20, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 36-year-old woman who was reported missing. Faylana Fromm has no permanent address but frequents the Hilo area. A family member on the mainland reported last hearing from her on October 13. She is described as 5-foot-4, 140 pounds with brown eyes and shoulder-length curly black hair. […]

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64-year-old Kailua-Kona man dies after moped crash

64-year-old Kailua-Kona man dies after moped crash

October 20, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE A 64-year-old Kailua-Kona man has died as a result of a single vehicle crash October 9 on Hinalani Street near Anini Street. He was identified as Michael W. Fox. Responding to a 6:30 p.m. call, Kona police determined that a 2008 Adly moped was traveling on the right side of the lane heading […]

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Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have fallen 0.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $4.10/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has fallen 6.1 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.12/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

Average gas prices in Hawaii fall 0.6 cents per gallon the past week

October 20, 2014

Average retail gasoline prices in Hawaii have fallen 0.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $4.10/g yesterday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 355 gas outlets in Hawaii. This compares with the national average that has fallen 6.1 cents per gallon in the last week to $3.12/g, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

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Hilo man is charged with attempted murder

October 19, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaiʻi County police have arrested and charged a Hilo man with attempted murder in connection with an altercation in Hilo early Saturday morning (October 18). At 2 a.m. Saturday, police responded to the 400 block of West Kawili Street and found a 21-year-old Hilo man with a neck injury. He was taken to […]

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Most of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park opened Sunday following Hurricane Ana, except for Mauna Loa Road which remains closed due to downed trees.  

Popular park features like Thurston Lava Tube, Kīlauea Iki Overlook, and the 19-mile stretch of Chain of Craters Road are now open, including both visitor centers and Kīpukapuaulu (Bird Park). Nāmakanipaio Campground is also open.

Most of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park open again Sunday (Oct 19)

October 19, 2014

Most of Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park opened Sunday following Hurricane Ana, except for Mauna Loa Road which remains closed due to downed trees. Popular park features like Thurston Lava Tube, Kīlauea Iki Overlook, and the 19-mile stretch of Chain of Craters Road are now open, including both visitor centers and Kīpukapuaulu (Bird Park). Nāmakanipaio Campground […]

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The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Advisory for the Island of Hawaii effective through 10:15 a.m. this morning. Heavy rains are being reported in various parts of the island and flood conditions may be expected.

Flood and Marine Advisories issued for the Big Island

October 19, 2014

The National Weather Service has issued a Flash Flood Advisory for the Island of Hawaii effective through 10:15 a.m. this morning. Heavy rains are being reported in various parts of the island and flood conditions may be expected.

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Umauma Bridge construction on October 13, 2014. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo

Big Island lane closures for the week of October 18-24, 2014

October 18, 2014

MEDIA RELEASE PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting. — MAMALAHOA HIGHWAY (ROUTE 11) — 1) VICINITY OF VOLCANO TO KAPAPALA RANCH Alternating single lane closures on Mamalahoa Highway (Route 11) in both directions between Milepost Markers 45.6 and 39.5 in the vicinity of […]

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David Acasio

Police are searching for a Hilo man reported missing

October 17, 2014

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 54-year-old Hilo man who was reported missing. David Acasio, who has no permanent address, was last seen in Hilo on Thursday (October 16). He is described as Hawaiian, 5-foot-10, 160 pounds with gray hair and brown eyes.

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Matthew Alani

Police are searching for a Hookena man wanted on a bench warrant

October 17, 2014

Hawaiʻi Island police are searching for a 22-year-old man wanted on a $20,000 bench warrant for violating probation. Matthew Alani of Hoʻokena is also wanted for questioning in connection with an abuse case. He is described as 5-foot-7, 150 pounds with black hair, brown eyes and possibly a goatee. He has numerous tattoos, including one […]

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