(BIVN) – Free N95 masks will be distributed at four locations in Kaʻū and Puna in order to help island residents protect themselves from volcanic ash, county officials say.
The masks will be distributed as follows:
Thursday, May 17, 2018 from 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm
- Cooper Center, Volcano
- Pahala Community Center, Pahala
- Naalehu Community Center, Naalehu
- Shipman Park Pavilion, Keaau
“One mask per family member will help to assure that supplies are adequate to accommodate all our ohana,” county officials say. “Mahalo 3M for the donation of masks, Red Cross for distribution support and Community Emergency Response Teams.”
Officials note that the N95 masks do NOT protect against gases and vapors.
by Big Island Video News
HAWAII ISLAND - Ash masks will be distributed on Thursday, May 17 in Pahala, Volcano, Na’alehu and Kea’au, county officials say.