June 27 lava flow remains active; no homes threatened

According to Hawaii County Civil Defense, Thursday morning’s assessment of the June 27 lava flo0w from Kilauea volcano shows breakouts upslope of Pahoa remain active.

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According to Hawaii County Civil Defense, Thursday morning’s assessment of the June 27 lava flo0w from Kilauea volcano shows breakouts upslope of Pahoa remain active.

The most downslope breakout is located about 3.1 miles of Apa‘a Street along the northern margin of the original flow and moving in a north-northeasterly direction. Current activity does not pose an immediate threat to area communities and Civil Defense and Hawaiian Volcano Observatory personnel are maintaining close observations of flow activity. Residents down slope will be kept informed of any changes in flow activity, advancement, and status.

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Smoke conditions were light to moderate and all smoke from burning vegetation is being blown in a southeast direction. Smoke conditions may increase in some areas and residents that may be sensitive or have respiratory problems are advised to take precautions and to remain indoors.

Pahoa Village Road was reopened to all traffic as of noon Wednesday and drivers are advised to exercise caution as some utility pole protection material remains in place. Authorities are reminding everyone to please respect the residents of the area who were affected by the lava flow and to not trespass on private property.

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