(BIVN) – Residents on Noni Farms Road and Hale Kamahina road need to evacuate immediately due to a fast moving lava flow, Hawaii County Civil Defense said in Tuesday evening message.
Following the 9:45 p.m. message from civil defense, this police alert was issued:
The Hawaii Police Deaprtment has ordered a mandatory evacuation for Noni Farms Road and Hale Kamahina Rd off of Hwy 132, around the 5 mile marker due to lava inundation. This notice affects all residents and businesses in Hwy 132 at the 5 mile marker and immediate surrounding area. Evacuees may seek shelter at the Pahoa Community Center or the Keaau Community Shelter.
Shelters are open at the Pahoa Community Center, Kea’au Community Center and the Sure Foundation Church. Shelters are pet friendly.
Fissure 8 remained very active today, USGS scientists say, fountaining to heights of 200 feet at times and feeding the lava flow that advanced atop the Fissure 8 ʻaʻā flow that was active Sunday night/Monday morning. The first lobe of this flow crossed highway 132 just before 2 p.m. HST Tuesday. Lava continues to advance toward the northeast.