(BIVN) – After Puna resident Frankie Stapleton spoke out at Tuesday night’s public meeting in Pahoa concerning the volcanic eruption in the lower East Rift Zone, officials responded by giving a run-down of the different evacuation notices in effect.
Stapleton expressed concern over the lack of air monitors in the Nanawale subdivision, a neighborhood the is situated near the fissure-ravaged Leilani Estates. Stapleton also wanted to know more about the use of Railroad Avenue in case of emergency.
Railroad Hawaii County Civil Defense administrator Talmadge Magno said
“Railroad Avenue is prepped, it’s ready for when we need it,” said Hawaii County Civil Defense administrator Talmadge Magno. “Yes, the gates are still up, because we don’t want people driving on it and then wearing it out.
If Nanawale needs access to get to Hawaiian Beaches and further on, that road will be open.”
Hawaii County Public Works and State Department of Transportation officials also gave updates on the highways in and out of the impacted area.