The National Park Service announced Monday that it will work with the State and County of Hawaii to construct an emergency route along the former Chain of Craters Road to assist residents of lower Puna, whose access to the rest of the island would be cut off if lava covers Highway 130. 138 more words
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The lava flow in Puna is moving faster. What does that mean for homes and a major highway that could be in its path?
“We thought it would be out of the forested area on to some open ground, but it’s not,” said Darryl Oliveira, Hawaii County Civil Defense Administrator. 133 more words
Tracking the lava flow on Hawaii Island, officials say it’s now less than 1,500 feet away from Kaohe Homesteads.
The lava flow has moved 300 yards northeast in the past 24 hours, heading towards the northwest edge of Kaohe. 312 more words
Lava continues to creep closer to homes in Puna on the Big Island.
Hawaii County Civil Defense says the lava has moved about 150 yards since Thursday, so it’s still more than a half-mile away from homes. 448 more words