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New fissures have erupted in Leilani Estates and lava output has increased. Photo taken at 6:30 a.m. Sunday, May 6, 2018. Photo by Steven Royston | Special to Hawaii 24/7

More fissures erupt in Leilani Estates, at least 26 homes lost as of Sunday (May 6)

Since the onset of this eruption, a total of 10 fissures have emerged, and at least 26 homes have been destroyed as of May 6, 2018.

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Bank of Hawaii offering special programs for those affected by the earthquakes and eruption

Bank of Hawaii has initiated several financial assistance programs to help those affected by the earthquakes and volcanic eruptions on Hawaii Island. “During this emergency, the last thing Hawaii Island residents should have to worry about is a lack of funds for basic needs,” said Peter Ho, chairman, CEO, and president of Bank of Hawaii. […]

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Volcanic eruptions continue with toxic fumes in Leilani Estates Saturday (May 5)

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory confirms no new outbreaks have emerged and the fissures continue to emit hazardous fumes in Leilani Subdivision at this time. It is confirmed that at this time, 5 homes have been destroyed.

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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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Hawaii Island Humane Society guidelines to help keep animals safe in the event of an evacuation

HIHS encourages all pet owners to be safe and prepared. If you are advised to evacuate, please consider your pet’s safety. Do not leave animals behind. The HIHS Keaau Shelter does not board animals. Do not drop off animals here. Pahoa Community Center and Keaau Senior Center are pet friendly shelters. The dogs and cats […]

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Red Cross shelters open in Pahoa and Keaau for Kilauea eruption evacuees

The Red Cross recommends that people prepare their emergency kits for 14 days and bring their emergency supplies with them to shelters. Full details about what the kit should contain are available at www.redcross.org/hawaii (see Programs and Services/Disaster Preparedness).

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USGS statement on series of earthquakes striking Hawaii Island

The U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) recorded a magnitude-6.9 earthquake on Friday, May 4, 2018, at approximately 12:32 p.m. HST. It is the strongest quake in Hawaii since 1975—and the largest in a series of strong earthquakes that began at 11:32 a.m. today. According to the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center (PTWC) no tsunami […]

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The Hilo Downtown Post Office has been temporarily closed as the building is inspected for quake damage

The Hilo Downtown Post Office, located in the Hilo Federal Building at 154 Waianuenue Avenue, has been temporarily closed. The entire building was shut down due to structural concerns in the wake of the earthquakes that have accompanied the eruption. Beginning Saturday, May 5, and until further notice, Hilo Downtown’s PO Box customers are asked […]

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Looking south at the lava eruption in Leilani Estates subdivision as it inundates Mohala Street. Photo taken Thursday evening, May 3, 2018.

Hawaii National Guard activated to support Hawaii Island volcano response

About 70 Soldiers and Airmen of the Hawaii National Guard (HING) are on Hawaii Island assisting in emergency management efforts, after being activated by Governor David Ige to support Hawaii County Civil Defense. HING personnel are assisting Hawaii County with evacuations of residents, security of the neighborhoods and the monitoring of dangerous sulfur dioxide gas.

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Moderate 5.7M earthquake strikes Hawaii Island Friday morning (May 4), no tsunami threat

A moderate earthquake with a magnitude of 5.7 has struck the south flank of Kilauea volcano at 11:33 a.m. Friday (May 4). There is no tsunami threat. Numerous aftershocks are being felt throughout the island.

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Hawaiian Airlines extends reservation change fee through Sunday (May 13) due to lava eruption

Hawaiian Airlines is waiving reservation change fees for guests holding tickets for travel to and from Hilo (ITO) and Kona (KOA) through May 6 due to the Kīlauea Volcano eruption. Guests will be permitted a one-time reservation change with waiver of change fee provided that

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Governor Ige supports evacuated residents, first responders, Pāhoa businesses on Hawai‘i Island

Gov. David Ige traveled to Hawai‘i Island on Friday for briefings with Mayor Harry Kim and the Hawai‘i County Civil Defense, and to check on evacuated residents from the Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens subdivisions.

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Hawaiian Airlines offering travel waivers due to Kilauea Volcano eruption

Hawaiian Airlines is waiving reservation change fees for guests holding tickets for travel to and from Hilo (ITO) and Kona (KOA) through May 4 due to the Kīlauea Volcano eruption. Guests will be permitted a one-time reservation change with waiver of change fee provided that…

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HELCO expects enough power for Hawaii Island despite Puna Geothermal Venture shutdown

Hawai‘i Electric Light has deployed employees to the Leilani Estates area to disconnect power in the areas impacted by the active lava flow. The company continues to work with Hawai‘i County Civil Defense and other agencies to monitor and evaluate the flow. The safety of employees and community is always the top priority.

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