(ABOVE VIDEO) Raw video from a Saturday morning overflight of Apa’a Street / Cemetery Road on the outskirts of Pahoa town, a few hours after lava moved in over the asphalt. Footage is by Mick Kalber of Tropical Visions Video aboard Paradise Helicopters.
The June 27 lava flow crossed Apa’a Street at 3:50 a.m. this morning and continues to advance in a northeast direction towards the cemetery at about 10 yards per hour. The flow advanced 300 yards since yesterday. Civil defense says smoke from the burning asphalt is not affecting area communities at this time, however residents are advised that conditions could change with the varying winds. Apa’a Street remains closed.