Residents have been told to evacuate asap! Fast moving lava coming at high speed! Read more here!
#LeilaniEstatesEruption #KilaueaVolcano LATEST (May 30 at 9 AM) According to USGS HVO geologists who just flew over the lower East Rift Zone: lava from fissure 8 is now about 2.8 miles above Four Corners and advancing in pauses and surges — up to 600 yards/hour. They also say fissure 18 is within 0.65 miles of Highway 137 and advancing about 100 yards/hour. According to the last update from Hawaiʻi County Civil Defense Agency officials: “Due to this advance in speed, residents in the Kapoho area — including Kapoho Beach Lots and Vacationland are advised to evacuate. You are at risk of being isolated due to possible lava inundation of Beach Road near Four Corners. At the present rate of flow, it is possible that Beach Road near Four Corners may be blocked within 4 to 6 hours. *(Again this first alert was issued at 1:30 AM — so that could be 5:30 AM - 7:30 AM)* Shelters are open at the Pāhoa Community Center, Keaʻau Community Center and the Sure Foundation Church. Shelters are pet friendly.” Civil Defense did confirm the lava flow that prompted overnight evacuations of residents on Noni Farms Road and Halekamahina Loop Road was caused by strong fountaining coming from fissure 8. Cell phone and telephone landline communications in the Kapoho area have been severely limited due to downed power and telephone lines. Highway 132 is shut down from Lava Tree State Park to Four Corners. We are told only residents with placards can access Highway 137 beyond Papio and Kuna Streets where the Four Corners roadblock has been pushed back. Beach Road is restricted to outbound traffic from Four Corners to Hawaiian Beaches to allow residents to evacuate. Keep in mind Highway 137 or Beach Road is still closed between Pohoiki and Kamaʻili Roads where the lava crossed and is still trickling into the ocean. The only way into areas southwest of Kamaʻili Road — like Kalapana and Kaimu — is using Highway 130 where several steel plates are covering cracks along the road, which continue to widen and release steam but where no sulfur dioxide has been detected yet. However, officials have lowered the speed limit to 25 mph. @HawaiiNewsNow #HInews #HawaiiNews #HNN #HawaiiNewsNow