(ABOVE VIDEO) New video filmed on Tuesday from the ground courtesy Hawaii County and from the air courtesy Mick Kalber / Paradise Helicopters. Audio taken from the 11:30 a.m. media conference call.
- The flow front remains stalled, however three active breakouts continue to advance and are being monitored.
This afternoon’s assessment shows that the flow front remains stalled with very little activity and has not advanced.
Three active breakouts continue to advance and be monitored. These breakouts are located in the area of the cemetery below Apa’a Street, above Apa’a Street in the area west or upslope of the transfer station, and .3 miles upslope of Apa’a Street. The breakouts currently do not pose an immediate threat to area residents and will be monitored closely.
Smoke conditions are currently moderate to heavy with light trade winds blowing the smoke in a south southwest direction towards the Leilani and lower Puna areas. Smoke conditions may increase in some areas and residents down wind that may be sensitive or have respiratory problems are advised to take necessary precautions and to remain indoors.
The evacuation advisory for those residents down slope of the flow will continue and residents will be kept informed of the flow status and advancement.
The Pahoa Village Road between Apa’a Street and the Post Office Road will remain closed and limited to area residents only. We apologize for any inconvenience the road closure may be presenting with and remind everyone that access to the businesses in the Pahoa area can be made via the Pahoa Village Road from the intersection of Highway 130 and Highway 132.
Civil Defense and public safety personnel will be continuing operations in the area round the clock to maintain close observations of flow activity. Additional updates will be broadcasted as conditions change.Hawaii County Civil Defense on Nov. 11 at 5 p.m. HST
Scientists of the USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory conducted ground observations of the June 27th lava flow below Apa`a St. and Cemetery Road earlier today, November 11, 2014. Small lava breakouts from the main lava tube were observed on the north side of the flow in the vicinity of the cemetery and within about 200 m (220 yd) downslope. The lava breakout above Apa`a St. that began Sunday morning and separated into three lobes was still active as shown by inflation features and breakouts near the transfer station, downslope of the house that was destroyed on November 10, and along the north margin of the main tube upslope of the cemetery.
An overflight is scheduled for early Wednesday morning.USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory on Nov. 11 at 5:28 p.m. HST