Officials urge residents of lower Puna to be prepared in event evacuation is necessary

  • ©2018 DigitalGlobe, a Maxar company via AP This satellite photo from Wednesday shows lava coming out of fissures near Puna Geothermal Venture in lower Puna.
  • Courtesy of U.S. Geological Survey The active fissure complex in Kilauea volcano's lower East Rift Zone in lower Puna on Wednesday.
  • US MARINE CORPS Marines conduct a helo-cast from a CH-53D Sea Stallion off the coast of Hawaii.

With one highway severed and another one threatened, officials continue to be frank about the possibility of lava flows isolating residents in lower Puna.