(BIVN) – Concern over volcanic activity breaking out in Lower Puna is building, as Hawaii County Civil Defense on Friday issued a special alert message to residents between Kapoho and Kalapana.
Here is the full message:
As a precautionary measure, residents of Lower Puna, between Kapoho and Kalapana, are advised to be on the alert in the event of possible gas emissions and volcanic eruption.
Because there may be little to no advance notice to evacuate, you should be prepared to evacuate at short notice. Take this time to prepare.
If you care to evacuate voluntarily, be advised that the County evacuation shelters are located at the Pahoa Community Center or Kea’au Community Center.
Food will be provided at the shelters. Accommodations for animals are also provided at the shelters. You are responsible for their care.
This is a precautionary message. We want everyone in the Lower Puna area to be ready, and to remain safe.
For your information, all beach parks in Lower Puna have been closed, including the Pohoiki Boat Ramp.
You will be provided with regular updates. Keep yourself informed by listening to your radio station.