The June 27 lava flow was about a half-mile from Pahoa Marketplace on Saturday morning after advancing 160 yards in the past day, according to Hawaii County Civil Defense.
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As lower Puna girds itself for the possibility that lava could soon cross Highway 130, the University of Hawaii is preparing to help affected students.
Longs Drugs will be the next major retailer to close as the June 27 lava flow continues to threaten Pahoa.
The June 27 lava flow advanced about 130 yards between Thursday and Friday, Hawaii County Civil Defense Administrator Darryl Oliveira said Friday.
Malama Market’s shelves were left mostly bare Thursday as lower Puna’s supermarket closed its doors in anticipation of the arrival of the June 27 lava flow.
The June 27 lava flow advanced about 165 yards between Wednesday and Thursday, Hawaii County Civil Defense reported Thursday.
The June 27 lava flow advanced about 290 yards between Tuesday morning and Wednesday afternoon and could reach the Pahoa Village Road-Highway 130 intersection in less than a week, Hawaii County Civil Defense Administrator Darryl Oliveira said Wednesday.
The Hawaii State Department of Health has installed three temporary particulate monitors to measure and inform residents on the Big Island of the air quality levels from the lava flow from Kilauea volcano. Two monitors are currently located in Pahoa and one in Leilani Estates.
Public viewing of the June 27 lava flow will begin Wednesday morning at the Pahoa transfer station, Hawaii County Civil Defense Administrator Darryl Oliveira said Tuesday.
The first shops began to shutter, while many others prepared to follow suit, Tuesday at Pahoa Marketplace as the June 27 lava flow continued its approach less than a mile away.
The June 27 lava flow advanced about 275 yards during the past 24 hours as it continues to make its way toward the intersection of Pahoa Village Road and Highway 130, Hawaii County Civil Defense reports.
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PAHOA — Malama Market, the anchor tenant at Pahoa Marketplace, will close Thursday as a result of the threat from the June 27 lava flow.
As lava once again wends its way downslope toward populated areas of lower Puna, we are reminded of the stop-and-start advancement of flows into the Kalapana community in 1990, when it took 10 months of often agonizingly slow activity to cover the Kalapana area with an average thickness of 33 feet of lava and destroy more than 100 residences.
Hawaii County Civil Defense reported Saturday morning the June 27 lava flow had advanced another 225 yards since Friday.