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*CANCELED* Pahoa Community Aquatic Center reopens Friday (June 1)

The Hawai‘i County Department of Parks and Recreation announces the Pahoa Community Aquatic Center will open on June 1, 2018, for recreation and lap swimming on a shortened schedule as follows: Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday: 3-6 p.m. The pool may close with little or no notice due to conditions caused by the lava […]

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HELCO sets-up customer care services in Pahoa starting Thursday (May 24)

Hawai‘i Electric Light invites the lower Puna community to visit its Customer Care team at the Pāhoa County Council Office located at 15-2879 Pāhoa Village Road every Thursday starting May 24, 2018. Company representatives will be available from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursdays to provide information on electrical safety, emergency preparedness, restoration, and […]

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Pahoa Post Office reopens for business Friday (May 18)

The Pahoa Post Office will reopen for business today, Friday, May 18. Retail services will resume its usual hours of operation: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Mail delivery will resume on all accessible routes.

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Pahoa Post Office temporarily closed due to reduced air quality

Due to air quality concerns, the Pahoa Post Office is closed for business today, Thursday, May 17. This closure encompasses mail delivery as well as retail operations. The office will reopen and delivery will resume when conditions permit. This closure will be reevaluated on a day-to-day basis.

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Hawaiian Telcom offering free phone calls, WiFi at Pahoa, and Keaau shelters

Hawaiian Telcom is offering free local and long distance calling at the Pāhoa Regional Community Center (15-3022 Kauhale Street) and Kea‘au Community Center (16-186 Pili Mua Street) to support East Hawai‘i residents who evacuated their homes due to the recent volcanic eruptions.

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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.

Red Cross houses over 500 evacuees of the Kilauea eruption

As of midnight, there were about 484 residents at the Pahoa shelter and 25 residents at the Keaau shelter. 82 Red Cross workers have been assisting evacuees with their immediate emergency needs.

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Red Cross update on Puna shelters, and offer of Mother’s Day lunch for evacuees

Since May 3, the Red Cross, along with Hawaii County partners, have distributed hundreds of blankets, sheets, pillows, futons, towels, masks, toiletry kits, and other items; as well as nearly 5,800 snacks. The Red Cross is also working with the Salvation Army to provide meals. Additionally, trained Red Cross nurses and mental health volunteers are […]

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Red Cross shelters house over 200 evacuees from Kilauea eruption

As of midnight, there were over 200 residents at the Pahoa shelter and 24 residents at the Keaau shelter. A team of Oahu Red Cross volunteers deployed to the Big Island on Tuesday to assist with sheltering, operations, and health services. Nearly 60 Red Cross volunteers have been working tirelessly to assist all evacuees with […]

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Police make two arrests for people not stopping for Leilani Estates roadblocks

Hawaiʻi Island police report that two arrests have were made within the Leilani Estates subdivision. A 49-year-old woman, Cynthia Verschuur of Pāhoa, disregarded two separate police roadblocks manned by uniformed police officers who commanded that her vehicle stop at a lava post at Leilani Street and Pohoiki Road, and Highway 130 and Malama Street.

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Downtown Hilo Post Office and Federal Building

Hilo Downtown Post Office reopens, Puna eruption evacuees pick up mail at Pahoa Post Office

USPS announced today that the Hilo Downtown Post Office has reopened for business. The postal facility, located in the Hilo Federal Building at 154 Waianuenue Avenue, had been closed on May 4 when the federal building was evacuated due to structural concerns in the wake of the earthquakes that have accompanied the eruption.

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Salvation Army working to assist Kilauea eruption evacuees

Emergency Disaster Services [EDS] personnel and volunteers from The Salvation Army are responding to the current lava flow in Leilani Estates. The team provided 50 cases of bottled water for the shelter at the Pahoa Community Center on Thursday evening and served 76 meals at the Pahoa shelter on Friday (May 4).

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Mail for Kilauea Eruption evacuees being held at Pahoa Post Office

The U.S. Postal Service announced an adjustment to its delivery services in response to the eruption of lava from volcanic vents in the Puna region of Hawaii island. The eruption resulted in the mandatory evacuation of residents and the complete shutdown of access to the neighborhoods in the area of the vents.

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The Salvation Army was on hand at the Pahoa Community Center to provide supplies to those in need. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Public asked to stop dropping off donations at Puna evacuee shelters

The County of Hawai’i is very grateful for the overwhelming generosity of our community towards our distressed neighbors who have evacuated amid the eruption event. However, we must ask you to refrain from dropping off any monetary, in-kind or food donations, including prepared food donations at the shelters. The County is working with The Salvation […]

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Hawaii County Civil Defense Administrator Talmadge Magno heads the Kilauea eruption community meeting Friday, May 4, 2018, at Pahoa High School Cafeteria. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

VIDEO: Kilauea Eruption Community Meeting Friday, May 4, 2018

A meeting on Friday, May 4, 2018, at Pahoa High School Cafeteria to discuss the ongoing Kilauea eruption.

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