(BIVN) – As a lava flow in Leilani Estates heads east toward Kaupili, Mohala and Kahukai Streets, Hawaii County Civil Defense says “residents remaining in the current affected areas should evacuate now.”
Fissures 7 and 21 are feeding a perched lava pond and pāhoehoe flow, emergencu officials say.
The Hawaii County Fire Department went door-to-door on Kaupili, Mohala and Kahukai Streets to check if residents needed assistance, civil defense says. Officials remind affected residents in need of shelter that the Pahoa Community Center, Keaau Community Center, and Sure Foundation Church are open. The shelters are pet-friendly.
According to the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory at 11 a.m. HST:
Fissure 22 continues to erupt lava that is flowing southeast to the coast and the lava ocean entry. Fountains at Fissures 6 and 13 feed lava into a channel that reached the coast yesterday forming a second ocean entry.
Fissures 7 and 21 are feeding a perched lava pond and pāhoehoe flow that has advanced eastward covering most of the area bounded by Leilani Blvd, Mohala St., and the fissure line. Fissure 17 continues weak spattering, while Fissures 19 and 23 are no longer active.