Department of Public Works reports steam and lava emissions from a crack in Leilani Subdivision in the area of Mohala Street.
Due to the eruption, the following are issued:
All residents in Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens Subdivisions are required to evacuate.
The Pahoa Regional Community Center near the new Pahoa Regional Park is open for shelter.
Keaau Community Center is to be opened for additional shelter needs.
Residents evacuating should ensure to bring your emergency evacuation supply kit including necessary medicine, food, and necessary items for your comfort if possible.
The intersection at Highway 132 and Pohoiki Road is now closed to allow evacuation efforts to proceed.
Puna Geothermal Venture is executing their emergency plan and starting to shut down operations at this time.
Avoid travel to the evacuation area for everyone’s safety.