(ABOVE VIDEO) Darryl Oliveira gives an update on the June 27 lava flow, with a busy Lava Flow Informational Fair as a backdrop
Video by David Corrigan
PAHOA, Hawaii – A Lava Flow Informational Fair was held on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Pāhoa High School.
A large crowd packed the cafeteria to interact with representatives from public agencies, private companies, and community groups. The public was seeking answers to questions about transportation, moving, storage, insurance, finances, legal matters, health care, and more.
The June 27 lava flow is bearing down on Puna, and could reach Pahoa in as many as 20 days, scientists say.
In this video, Civil Defense admin Darryl Oliveira gives us an update on the lava flow, information on the escape road projects underway between Hawaiian Paradise Park and Hawaiian Beaches, and talks about a new emergency center set to open in Pahoa on Monday. We also talk to Deputy Manager of the Department of Water Supply Keith Okamoto on plans to maintain service to residents of lower Puna on the event the lava crosses Highway 130.