(ABOVE VIDEO) Flyover video filmed today by Mick Kalber with audio recorded during today’s media conference call with Civil Defense and USGS.
- This morning Civil Defense reported the lava had advanced 420 yards since Tuesday and is now 2.5 miles upslope of the Highway 130 and Pahoa Village Road intersection.
- Mayor Billy Kenoi has signed a Second Supplementary Proclamation to the current State of Emergency. Text of the proclamation is below.
- Hawaii County is planning on holding a merchants meeting in Pahoa tomorrow, specifically to address concerns and go over plans in regards to the Pahoa Business Center, which could end up being in the path of the new flow front. There will also be another community meeting on the lava flow at 6:30 p.m. at the Pahoa High School.
- The county is finalizing plans to open up a pilot program for a public viewing area at the transfer station. Children from the Pahoa school complex will be the first to participate. See the audio from today’s media conference below.
Here is what Civil Defense administrator Darryl Oliveira said about the planned public viewing area pilot project with Puna schools. The audio was taken from the Dec. 3 media conference call.
Here is the text of the Second Supplementary Proclamation signed by the mayor on Wednesday:
SECOND SUPPLEMENTARY PROCLAMATION
WHEREAS, Act 111 of the 2014 Hawai‘i State Legislature, provides for the establishment of County organizations for emergency management and disaster relief with the Mayor having direct responsibility and authority over emergency management within the County; and
WHEREAS, Act 111 of the 2014 Hawai‘i State Legislature and Chapter 7, Articles 1 and 2 of the Hawai‘i County Code, establishes a Civil Defense Agency within the County of Hawai‘i and prescribes its powers, duties, and responsibilities, and Section 13-23 of the Hawai‘i County Charter empowers the Mayor of the County to declare emergencies; and
WHEREAS, the County of Hawai‘i on September 4, 2014, and the State of Hawai‘i on September 5, 2014, issued Proclamations declaring states of emergency due to the threat of disaster due to the June 27th lava flow in the District of Puna, County and State of Hawai‘i; and
WHEREAS, the County of Hawai‘i on October 16, 2014, issued a Supplementary Proclamation, and the State of Hawai‘i on September 22, 2014, and October 17, 2014, issued a Supplementary Proclamation and Second Supplementary Proclamation further declaring states of emergency due to the threat of disaster due to the June 27‘h lava flow in the District of Puna, County and State of Hawai‘i; and
WHEREAS, the United States Geological Survey – Hawaiian Volcano Observatory on December 3, 2014, reported that the eruptive phase of the June 27th flow is continuing and show no signs of halting and that new breakouts occurring upslope of Pahoa Village have converged to create a new organized lava front; and
WHEREAS, this new upslope front has been proceeding at a rate of several hundred yards per day and is presently located 2.5 miles from State Highway 130; and County of Hawai‘i is an Equal Opportunity Provider and Employer.
NOW, THEREFORE, I, WILLIAM P. KENOI, Mayor of the County of Hawai‘i, do hereby proclaim and declare that a state of emergency continues to exist due to the threat of imminent disaster on the Hawai‘i Island, District of Puna, effective December 3, 2014, and that the Proclamation of September 4, 2014, and Supplementary Proclamation of October 16, 2014, shall remain in full force and effect and are hereby included in the provisions of this Second Supplementary Proclamation and shall continue thereon for 60 days or until further act by this office.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Seal of the County of Hawai‘i to be affixed. Done this 3_rd day of December, 2014, in Hilo, Hawai‘i.Signed by William P. Kenoi, Mayor County of Hawaii