Accessed on 26 May 2018, 0529 UTC, Post #570.
Here’s the current Kilauea eruption and lava flow update from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency:
This is a Civil Defense Message for Friday, May 25 at 6:00 in the evening.
The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that eruption activity continues in the area of Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens. Fissures 7 and 21 are feeding a lava pond, which produced a flow that has crossed Kahukai Street in Leilani Estates moving east.
Due to the active eruptions, the following policies are in effect:
- Mohala Street is no longer accessible due to the flow that has crossed Kahukai Street.
- Kaupili Street has not been cut off by the current flow. Residents should stay out of the area.
- The Pahoa Community Center, Keaau Community Center, and Sure Foundation Church are open. The shelters are pet-friendly.
Due to the changing volcanic activity, the following is provided for your awareness:
- Talk to your families now about the possibility of active eruptions being a long-term event and how you might plan for these impacts.
- Follow Civil Defense alerts and be prepared to respond to changing conditions.
- Update your emergency plans and be safe.
We are on watch 24-hours a day for your safety.
This is your Hawai‘i County Civil Defense Agency.
Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio notes:
Because of the ongoing Kilauea eruption and the growing impact of lava flows on Lower Puna, Hawaii Island radio amateurs should monitor the VOAD Repeater (146.70 MHz, 100 Hz tone) and the 40 meter interisland net on 7.088 MHz (LSB). These frequencies can be used to pass emergency traffic if the need arises. The Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency issues eruption bulletins throughout the day on Hawaii Island radio stations and through the social media. If you live in the Leilani Estates subdivision or the Lanipuna Gardens subdivision, please evacuate at the earliest opportunity. There’s a good chance that advancing lava flows will cut off parts of Highway 132 and Highway 130, isolating some residents. Helicopter rescue will become the only means of escape if the lava flows isolate these communities. Be sure you have a “go-kit” and personal survival supplies handy.
Please send your Hawaii Island Amateur/Ham Radio news items to email@example.com for inclusion in this blog and on publications issued by local print and broadcast media.
Thanks for joining us today.
Aloha es 73 de
Russell Roberts (KH6JRM)
Public Information Coordinator
Hawaii County, ARRL Pacific Section