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Facts on the stability of Kilauea’s south flank, past and presentPosted on May 17, 2018 in 2018 Kilauea Eruption, Declared Disasters, Information and News Releases, Main
Facts from the U.S. Geological Survey: May 14, 2018 There have been several recent highly speculative stories, rumors and blogs about the stability of the south flank of Kīlauea and the potential for a catastrophic collapse that could generate a Pacific-wide tsunami. We wish to put these speculations in their proper context by presenting observations of […]
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Applicants for FEMA Public Assistance invited to Kauai and Honolulu briefingsPosted on May 17, 2018 in Information and News Releases, Main, News Storys
May 17, 2018 Representatives of government agencies and eligible private non-profit agencies with costs related to the recent flooding on Kauai and in East Honolulu are invited to Applicant Briefings for the federal Public Assistance (PA) program. The presentation will include application procedures, administrative requirements, and funding and program eligibility criteria. Under the PA Program, […]
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Free dust masks available for Hawaii County residentsPosted on May 17, 2018 in 2018 Kilauea Eruption, Declared Disasters, Featured, Information and News Releases, News Storys
To protect residents in the area of ashfall from the Halemaumau eruption from breathing volcanic ash, free masks will be distributed as follows: Thursday, May 17, 2018 from 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm Cooper Center, Volcano Pahala Community Center, Pahala Naalehu Community Center, Naalehu Shipman Park Pavilion, Keaau One mask per family member will help […]
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What types of respiratory protection are most effective against volcanic ash?Posted on May 16, 2018 in 2018 Kilauea Eruption, Declared Disasters, Information and News Releases, Main
The following information will help you decide on which type of respiratory protection to use, but other factors, such as the cost and availability of the protective products, may also need to be taken into account. When you wear respiratory protection, the effectiveness depends particularly on two factors: 1) how effective the mask or material […]
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How to cope with hazardous volcanic gas emissionsPosted on May 14, 2018 in 2018 Kilauea Eruption, Declared Disasters, Information and News Releases, Main, News Storys
The Hawaii State Department of Health reports that the current eruption activity is producing dangerous Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) gas and other emissions that present hazards to health, especially for the elderly, young children and babies, and people with respiratory problems. People who are downwind or close to the vents and lava flows are also at high […]
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