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Emergency route to be built in case lava flow covers major road

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


Hawaii Civil Defense closely monitoring Kilauea lava flow

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


#Lava approaches vacant lots in #Hawaii subdivision #KilaueaVolcano

In this Sept. 6, 2014 aerial photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey, lava advances from the Kilauea volcano in Pahoa, Hawaii. 539 more words


No current need for evacuation as lava flow moves northward

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


Hawaii Island residents near lava flow warned of smoke, unpredictability

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