(BIVN) – According to Hawaii County Civil Defense, “the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports eruption activity continues in the Lower East Rift Zone. The middle portion of the fissure system continues to be the most active. Lava eruption and ground cracking continues in the area of Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens.”
Frequent ash emissions continue at the Kilauea summit, resulting in plumes up to 8,000 feet high. Take action to avoid exposure to ash, officials say.
To help our residents, the County of Hawaii is distributing free masks for ash protection:
- Distribution will be this Wednesday through Friday from 3:30 to 7:30PM, and Saturday from 9 AM to 1 PM.
- Masks will be distributed at Ocean View Community Center, Naalehu Community Center, Pahala Community Center, Cooper Center, and Shipman Gym in Keaau.
- Each person may receive up to three masks.
- Masks do not protect against gasses and vapors. They will only provide filtering for ash.