UPDATE (10:20 a.m.) – Officials report the lava flow along Highway 132 (Pahoa-Kapoho Rd) crossed Highway 137 (Kapoho-Pohoiki Rd), south of Four Corners near Kapoho. “No access to Kapoho, Vacationland, Hwys 132 & 137,” Civil Defense says. “Govt Beach Rd, btwn Kahakai St & Cinder Rd, open to Waa Waa & Papaya Farms Rd residents only w/ credentials. No curfew.”
(BIVN) – A 300 yard-wide lava flow front is within about 100 yards of Four Corners, or Highway 132/137 intersection, as of 6:40 a.m. Saturday morning.
The USGS Hawaiian Volcano Observatory provided the update following a morning overflight.
Vigorous lava eruptions continue from Fissure 8, which is feeding the flows advancing towards Kapoho.
Hawaii County Civil Defense repeated recent messaging in regards to Kapoho has remained largely the same over the course of the day. Officials say:
- Government Beach Road, between Kuna Street and Four Corners, is open to residents only with official credentials. There is no curfew.
- All residents in Vacationland, Kapoho Beach Lots and in areas near Highway 137 are encouraged to evacuate, or risk the possibility of being isolated.
- Shelters at the Kea’au Community Center and the Sure Foundation Church were relocated to the Kea’au Armory, behind Herbert Shipman Park off of Highway 11. The shelters at Pahoa Community Center and Kea’au Armory are open and pet friendly.
by Big Island Video News
PUNA, Hawaii - The advancing flow front is 300 yards wide, and moving towards the Highway 132/137 intersection near Kapoho.