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Vent sites in Leilani Estates subdivision on Saturday, May 5, 2018. The area has been evacuated due to fumes, fire and lava hazards. Photos by Steven Royston | Special to Hawaii 24/7

Residents of Leilani Estates to be allowed access beginning Saturday (Sept 8)

Mayor Harry Kim is lifting the mandatory evacuation order for Leilani Estates, effective Saturday, September 8 at 9 a.m. The area east of Pomaika’i Street had been closed since May 31, 2018.

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MacKenzie State Recreation Area to be reopened Saturday (Sept 8)

The DLNR Division of State Parks, in consultation with other DLNR divisions and the Hawai‘i County Civil Defense Agency, is reopening MacKenzie State Recreation Area (SRA) in Lower Puna on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018. The park had been closed since shortly after the beginning of the East Rift Zone eruption in early May.

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Deadline to register for disaster assistance for Kilauea recovery is Wednesday (Sept 12)

Hawaii County residents with uninsured or underinsured damage or losses as a result of the Kilauea eruptions and earthquakes have until Sept. 12, 2018, to register with FEMA for disaster assistance and to apply for a low-interest disaster loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

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Fourth supplementary emergency proclamation covering Kilauea eruption

MEDIA RELEASE WHEREAS, Chapter 127A Hawai‘i Revised Statutes, provides for the establishment of County organizations for emergency management and disaster relief with the Mayor having direct responsibility and authority over emergency management within the County. WHEREAS, Chapter 127A Hawai‘i Revised Statutes and Chapter 7, Articles 1 and 2 of the Hawai‘i County Code, establishes a […]

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Weak lava activity starting to fill the floor of Fissure 8 Monday (Sept 3)

On the Kilauea volcano’s lower East Rift Zone, the crew on this morning’s overflight confirmed that weakly active lava continues to fill the deep crater in the fissure 8 cone with no lava extending outside

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Kilauea summit before and after images (January 3 & August 31)

Viewing Kilauea summit from space before and after the collapse of Halemaumau’s lava lake.

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Images from an Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) overflight on Sunday afternoon (Sept. 2, 2018) showed that lava remained active within the fissure 8 cone. HVO geologists and UAS crews are on site and closely monitoring the lower East Rift Zone, including the fissure 8 activity, as of late this afternoon. Photo taken Sunday, September 2, 2018 courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey

Kilauea Eruption: Lava spattering observed in Fissure 8

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) reports that yesterday afternoon and early evening, spattering was observed in the fissure 8 cone. It is common for eruptions to go through periods of diminished output, or to pause completely, only to reactivate days, weeks, or even months later.

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Civil Defense relaxes some of the Puna lava zone checkpoints as the eruption pauses

Hawai’i County Civil Defense has announced changes to Puna lava zone policies involving restricted areas and checkpoints, as the pause in the Lower East Rift Zone eruption continues. The following checkpoint changes will take effect beginning 6 p.m., on Friday, August 31, 2018: The checkpoint will be removed at Highway 137 at Papaya Farms Road; […]

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SBA Kilauea Eruption disaster loans top $30M, registration deadlines coming up

Businesses of all sizes and private nonprofit organizations may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory and other business assets. The SBA can also lend additional funds to help business and residents with the cost of making improvements that protect, prevent or minimize the […]

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Humane Society in Keaau Lava Request Hotline to reduce hours of operation

With the lull in lava activity, the Hawaii Island Humane Society is reducing the Lava Request Hotline (808-498-9475) hours to 8 a.m. to 12 noon from Monday through Friday. Should lava activity cease, the Lava Request Hotline will close down operations on Friday, September 14.

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Kilauea Disaster Recovery Center in Pahoa will be closed Labor Day weekend

The joint federal/state/county disaster recovery center assisting residents with the Kilauea eruption recovery will be closed for the Labor Day Weekend. The Disaster Recovery Center at the Pahoa Neighborhood Facility, 15-3022 Kauhale Street in Pahoa will close for business at its normal time of 6 p.m. on Friday, August 31, and will re-open for business […]

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Debra Smith, a Puna resident, found comfort at and emotional care at the Red Cross Pahoa Shelter. Photo courtesy of Red Cross.

Pahoa Emergency Evacuation Shelter to close on Monday (Sept 17)

The Hawai‘i County Department of Parks and Recreation announces the Pahoa Emergency Evacuation Shelter will cease operations at 12 noon, September 17, 2018. Since May 3, 2018, the Pahoa shelter has been in operation and at one point housed over 550 evacuees who were displaced due to the 2018 Puna lava event. “We have about […]

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Volcano Watch: Voggy skies from days gone by – Reviewing Kīlauea Volcano’s gas release

Vog watchers may have noticed significant changes in air quality on the island since early May 2018, when Kīlauea’s extraordinary lower East Rift Zone (LERZ) eruption began. Revisiting how much SO2 has been released from Kīlauea over the past decades helps us understand the island’s current vog situation.

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Kilauea Disaster Recovery Center to close on Thursday (Aug 23) due to Hurricane Lane

The joint federal/state/county disaster recovery center assisting residents with the Kilauea eruption recovery will be closed Thursday, August 23, due to the threat posed by Hurricane Lane.

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