(BIVN) – For the second night in row, a fast moving pahoehoe lava flow is threatening sections of Leilani Estates.
The lava flow, produced by Fissure 8, is advancing on Nohea and Kupono Streets north of Leilani Street. Civil Defense says there are also reports of lava fountains on Moku Street.
“Anyone in the area, from Pomaikai east, needs to leave now,” a 6 p.m. civil defense message stated.
As of the 1 pm overflight, USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reported Fissure 8, 18, 20, 22, 6/13, and 7/21 reactivated with Fissure 7/21 having the highest fountains.
Due to the volcanic activity, the following policies are in effect:
- Residents close to the active eruption need to leave the area to avoid being isolated by the flow.
- Authorities are going door to door on the affected streets.
- Stay alert for warnings from Civil Defense Officials
Civil defense reminds affected residents that the Pahoa Community Center, Keaau Community Center, and Sure Foundation Church are open for those in need of shelter. The shelters are pet friendly.