A breakout from the June 27 lava flow remains about 4 miles upslope of Apaa Street in Pahoa, Hawaii County Civil Defense Director Darryl Oliveira said Thursday.
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Red Cross volunteers will be going door-to-door on Friday to survey Pahoa residents in the immediate evacuation area of the June 27 lava flow.
A lava breakout located about 4 to 5 miles upslope of Apaa Street in Pahoa is indicative that lava continues to move through the June 27 flow’s tube system, scientists and officials said Wednesday.
The June 27 lava flow took centerstage Wednesday during a Congressional subcommittee hearing on volcano monitoring in the United States.
Hawaii County’s Civil Defense chief said he will continue to assess whether road restrictions should be lifted as the June 27 lava flow remains calm near Pahoa.
Lava activity far upslope could be causing breakouts in the vicinity of Apaa Street from the June 27 lava flow to remain at a standstill Tuesday, officials say.
Breakouts in the vicinity of Apaa Street from the June 27 lava flow remain stalled Monday, however, activity continues about 6 miles upslope, Hawaii County Civil Defense Administrator Darryl Oliveira said at 11:30 a.m. Monday.
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The breakouts above the front of the lava flow threatening Pahoa town remained active on Sunday morning, but “very sluggish,” according to geologists.
PAHOA — A breakout from the June 27 lava flow was about 200 yards from Apaa Street as of Saturday morning, according to Hawaii County Civil Defense.
The past several weeks have been full of suspense and emotion for residents of the lower Puna District. Rather than being restful, recent weekends have been busy with notable events. On Oct. 25, lava crossed Cemetery Road/Apaa Street on the outskirts of Pahoa. On Nov. 9, a new lobe widened the flow along the road, entered private property and threatened an evacuated home. Just before noon the next day, the house was consumed by fire, the first residential structure taken by the June 27 lava flow.
PAHOA — Puna residents would not lose water service should the June 27 lava flow destroy a 300,000-gallon reservoir on Apaa Street, according to Hawaii County Department of Water Supply’s deputy manager.
A breakout from the June 27 lava flow is now located between 200 yards and 300 yards — about 0.11 to 0.17 miles — upslope of Apaa Street, Hawaii County Civil Defense Director Darryl Oliveira said.
Driving through Pahoa as lava continues to threaten the town became a little easier Thursday when police removed a roadblock where Post Office Road meets Highway 130.
The state Department of Health set up three air-quality monitoring stations to warn of potentially dangerous conditions as a result of the lava flow threatening Pahoa.