(ABOVE PHOTO) Inset of the most recent Hawaii County Civil Defense overflight map plotting the lava flow front.
- The lava flow has gone another 130 yards since its rapid 425 yard advance over the last 24 hours.
- Hawaii County has closed Apa’a Street and Cemetery Road between the Pahoa Transfer Station and Kaohe Homesteads Road. Civil Defense will be operating in the area around the clock to maintain close observations of flow activity.
- No evacuations, yet. Civil defense says they plan to give the public three to five days notice when a decision to evacuate is made.
- The transfer station will be closed at the end of the business day Friday, civil defense says. The new transfer station will be behind the Pahoa community center.
- County officials will join USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory scientists – who are reportedly returning from a ground survey of the flow – for a public meeting at Pahoa High School at 6:30 p.m..
This audio (above) comes from today’s media conference call at 3:00 p.m. HST. On the phone is Darryl Oliveira, Hawaii County Civil Defense administrator.
by Big Island Video News
The lava flow has gone another 130 yards since this morning's overflight.