(ABOVE VIDEO) Hawaii County Civil Defense administrator Darryl Oliveira updates the public during the weekly lava meeting in Pahoa. Video by David Corrigan.
Civil Defense administrator Darryl Oliveira said Thursday night that the rate of advance of the breakouts uplope of the stalled flow front have slowed over the last day. The fastest moving lobe – still above Apa’a Street – is now moving 50 to 75 yards per day, but is still heading towards the corner of Apa’a where it turns at a 90 degree angle towards Pahoa Village Road. Oliveira said there is some important electric and water infrastructure in that area, but plans have been made to continue services should the infrastructure be impacted.
Oliveira also said air quality has not exceeded standards for unhealthy conditions. The air is being monitored at two sites: Hawaiian Academy of Arts and Sciences in Pahoa and at Pahoa School High School (a third is planned for Leilani Estates). Government is working to make the air quality data available to the public in realtime.