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.Spc. Heidy Silvia, an U.S. Army Reserve dental technician X-rays a patient's teeth during Operation Tropic Care 2017 on the Island of Kauai.

The U.S. Army will be providing free medical care at Kea‘au High School June 18-28, 2018

The 1984th U.S. Army Hospital- Pacific, 9th Mission Support Command, will host Exercise Tropic Care 2018, a U.S. Army Reserve medical outreach exercise June 18 – 28 at Kea‘au High School, Hawaii. The Oahu-based 1984th USAH-P will conduct an Innovative Readiness Training Mission to provide medical care to the underserved communities of Hawaii.

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Hawaii to ban pesticides containing chlorpyrifos

Gov. David Ige signed SB3095 Wednesday, which completely bans the use of pesticides containing the potentially harmful chemical chlorpyrifos starting in 2023. Hawai‘i becomes the first state in the country to prohibit the chemical. Starting Jan. 1, 2019, users of pesticides containing chlorpyrifos or other restricted use pesticides will be required to report annually to […]

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This fish-eye view of the lava delta filling the former Kapoho Bay shows that while the delta margin nearest the ocean has cooled somewhat, the lava flow front is still very hot and producing laze (lava haze). Laze is a local hazard composed of acidic gases and volcanic glass fragments and should be avoided. Photo taken Wednesday, June 6, 2018 courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey

Kilauea Eruption: Fissure 8 still very active sending lava to Kapoho, summit ash eruption Wednesday (June 6)

The National Weather Service reports slow, easterly winds are expected to bring vog to the island interior starting tonight, and over the next two days. The wind is blowing in the southwest direction and ash fallout may affect the areas of Volcano and Pahala.

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Mayor Kim suspends several county laws to allow for temporary emergency shelters

On May 30, 2018, Mayor Harry Kim issued his Second Supplementary Emergency Proclamation that suspended a number of county laws relating to building, land use and other related laws, in order to facilitate the establishment of temporary emergency shelters on specific sites approved by the County, and independently supported by private organizations.

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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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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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Ash masks to be distributed May 23-26 in Pahala, Volcano, Naalehu, HOVE and Keaau

To protect yourself from breathing volcanic ash, free N95 masks will be distributed as follows: Wednesday, Thursday & Friday, May 23-25, 2018 from 3:30 – 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. – 1 p.m. at all locations. Free masks will […]

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EPA installing air monitoring equipment at Kapoho Verizon Tower location. Photo courtesy of EPA

EPA monitoring emissions from volcanic fissures in Puna

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Pacific Southwest Region continues to support efforts to analyze public health threats from volcanic gas emissions, including managing technical data and enhancing multi-agency air monitoring of the emissions. EPA’s work is part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) federal response to the Kilauea volcanic eruption on Hawaii Island.

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An EPA employee installs a S02 air monitoring meter in Hawaii. Photo Credit: James T. Ciszewski, Hawaii Department of Health

EPA installing air monitoring equipment

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Pacific Southwest Region has deployed emergency responders and air monitoring equipment as part of the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s federal response to the Kilauea volcanic eruption on Hawaii Island.

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Kilauea caldera drops three feet, and quakes create cracks on Mamalahoa Highway (Route 11)

The floor of Kilauea caldera has dropped approximately 3 feet (90 cm). This movement is stressing faults around the caldera of Kilauea, causing them to move and resulting in strong earthquakes of up to magnitude 4.4 thus far.

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Army reserve to provide free medical care during June training in Keaau

The Oahu based U.S. Army Reserve will conduct a two-week readiness training mission in Keaau by providing free medical health screenings, dental services, eye exams, hearing tests, and more. Free breakfast and lunch will be provided for kids and a free legal clinic will be held on one day.

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Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) leaks from Kilauea Volcano have increased during the eruption

Kilauea has been erupting continuously since 1983, but in late April and early May 2018, the volcanic eruption took a dangerous new turn.

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Hawaii Island streams where Tahitian Prawns are found. Photo courtesy of DLNR

DLNR warns public about Tahitian Prawns being harvested with poisons

Tahitian prawns, caught in Hawai‘i streams, are a popular treat at graduation and other spring-time parties and get-togethers. The DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement (DOCARE) is encouraging people to know the source of their prawns. Evidence has suggested that poisons used to kill garden and household pests has been used not only to […]

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Department of Health recommendations for catchment water use during volcanic activity

Activity at Kilauea volcano has raised concerns about the possible impacts to rainwater catchment systems on the island of Hawaii. As the ash has been found to contain various metals, catchment users should try to avoid accumulating it in their water tanks.

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