(ABOVE VIDEO) The Wednesday afternoon civil defense press conference, filmed by David Corrigan, edited with the most recent footage of the lava flow courtesy the County of Hawaii. (Uploading now)
- Three breakouts upslope from the stalled flow front are being closely monitored. One breakout is located in the area of the cemetery below Apa’a Street, another is above Apa’a Street in the area west or upslope of the transfer station; and the third is .3 miles upslope of Apa’a Street.
- Civil Defense personnel along with representatives of the Community Emergency Response Teams, and American Red Cross will be going door to door in the Apaʻa Street area to inform area residents of current flow conditions.
This afternoon’s assessment shows that the three breakouts remain active and continue to advance 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. The breakout near the transfer station had entered the facility rear driveway area and burning is involving the asphalt road material. All other burning with other breakouts is limited to vegetation only.
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. Civil Defense personnel along with representatives of the Community Emergency Response Teams, and American Red Cross will be going door to door in the Apaʻa Street area to inform area residents of current flow conditions.
The Pahoa Village Road between Apa’a Street and the Post Office Road will remain closed and limited to area residents only. Access to the businesses and commercial areas of the Pahoa town can be made through the Pahoa Village Road at the intersection of Highways 130 and 132. We apologize for any inconvenience the road closure may be presenting with. Civil Defense and public safety personnel will be operating in the area round the clock to maintain close observations of flow activity.Hawaii County Civil Defense on Nov. 12 at 4:45 p.m. HST