Archive | May, 2018

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Turning lanes at Makako Bay Drive and Queen Kaahumanu Hwy are closed beginning Tuesday (May 29)

The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) informs Hawaii Island motorists that all turning lanes will be closed at the Makako Bay Drive and Queen Kaahumanu Highway intersection beginning on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 continuously through Tuesday, June 5, 2018, over a 24-hour period, 7 days a week, for highway improvements and utility relocations.

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Kilauea Eruption: Lava covers PGV well, Leilani Estates evacuation Sunday (May 27)

Leilani Estates residents on Nohea St and Luana St between Leilani Ave and Kahukai, and Kupono Street between Malama Street and Leilani Avenue need to evacuate immediately due to a fast-moving lava flow from Fissure 7.

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Metal plates places over cracks due to the Kilauea eruption on Pahoa-Kalapaha Road (Route 130) near Leilani Estates.  Photo taken May 21, 2018 courtesy of Hawaii County Civil Defense.

Dept of Transportation sets speed limit on Hwy 130 to 25 mph in lower Puna

The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is lowering the speed limit on Highway 130 (Keaau-Pahoa Road) in the vicinity of mile markers 14.4 and 14.6 to 25 mph. The lowered speed limit is necessary for the safety of the Kalapana and Pahoa residents as they drive over the steel plates installed over the cracks caused […]

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FSIS Recalls

Hormel recalls some SPAM and Luncheon Loaf products for possible metal pieces contamination

Hormel Food Corp., a Fremont, NE establishment, is recalling approximately 228,614 pounds of canned pork and chicken products that may be contaminated with foreign matter, specifically pieces of metal, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced Saturday, May 26, 2018.

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Umauma Bridge work. Hawaii 24/7 File Photo.

Hawaii Island lane closures for the week of May 26-June 1, 2018

MEDIA RELEASE PLEASE NOTE: Lane closure schedules may change at any time without further notice. All projects are weather permitting. — DANIEL K. INOUYE HIGHWAY (ROUTE 200) — 1) KAUMANA (WEEKEND WORK) Lane shifts and alternating lane closures on the Daniel K. Inouye Highway Route 200 (Saddle Road) in both directions between Milepost Markers 11.5 […]

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Kilauea Eruption: Lava flow in Leilani Estates slows, minor steam explosions at Halemaumau Saturday (May 26)

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports the lava flow in Leilani Estates has crossed Pohoiki road slightly north of the HGPA site. The flows to the South continue to enter the ocean near MacKenzie State Park.

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Fissures 6 (left) and 13 (right), with lava flows merging into one channel that flows into the ocean at the western-most entry. Note plume in distance at the ocean entries (top left). Photo is from an overflight at mid day. Photo taken Friday, May 25, 2018 courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey

Kilauea Eruption: Lava flows continue entering the ocean Friday (May 25)

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that lava flows continue on the east rift of Kilauea.  Active flows continue in Leilani Estates and entering the ocean near Makenzie State Park.

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Annual Pass

Pu‘uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park to offer new annual pass

The National Park Service (NPS) announced today Pu‘uhonua o Hōnaunau National Historical Park will have a new park specific annual pass. This pass will cost $30 and will allow unlimited entry into the park for the entire calendar year from the time of purchase. This is a great pass for local residences that frequent the […]

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Required Labeling of NIOSH-Approved N95 Filtering Facepiece Resp

Ash masks to be distributed on May 25-26 in Pahala, Volcano, Naalehu, HOVE, and Keaau

MEDIA RELEASE To protect yourself from breathing volcanic ash, free N95 masks will be distributed as follows: Friday, May 25, 2018, from 3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Cooper Center, Volcano Pahala Community Center, Pahala Naalehu Community Center, Naalehu Hawaiian Ocean View Community Center, HOVE Shipman Gym, Keaau Saturday, May 26, 2018, from 9 a.m. – […]

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Police warrants list for Friday, May 25, 2018

The listed individuals are wanted by the Hawaii Police Department because of outstanding warrants. Persons who know a warrant is out for their arrest are advised to report to the nearest police station to avoid having an officer go to their home or workplace to arrest them.

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Panorama of Lower East Rift Zone Webcam at 7:06 a.m. Thursday, May 24, 2018. Image courtesy of the U.S. Geological Survey.

Volcano Watch: Kilauea activity update for May 24, 2018

At Kῑlauea’s summit, multiple explosions continue to occur daily, with some sending plumes of ash up to 8,000 feet above sea level or higher.

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When molten lava encroaches on grassland, forests, or other vegetated land, subsurface pockets of natural gas from the burning plant material can ignite, causing a blast known as a “methane explosion.” To avoid this hazard, keep a safe distance—at least tens of yards—from the margin of an active lava flow in vegetated areas. USGS photo.

Volcano Watch: Molten lava plus vegetation can create hazardous explosions

With lava now advancing through lush vegetation along Kīlauea Volcano’s lower East Rift Zone, methane explosions have become a concern.

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Kilauea Eruption: PGV still working to seal wells, lava flows and ash eruption Thursday (May 24)

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory and other departmental ground crews continue to monitor the eruption activity in the Lower East Rift Zone on a 24-hour basis, and work continues to seal the wells at PGV.

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Hawaii County Hele On buses purchased through earmarks by Senator Dan Inouye. Seven 33 and 49 passenger buses were purchased with the federal funds.

Hele-On reinstates Pahoa 3 bus route effective Friday (May 25)

The County of Hawai’i Mass Transit Agency has announced that the Pahoa 3 Route will be reinstated, effective Friday, May 25, 2018. Due to the current volcanic activity, all PAHOA/POHOIKI routes will end at Nanawale Longhouse. There will be NO stops in Pohoiki, Seaview and Leilani Estates.

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