2018 Kilauea Eruption

Fourth Supplementary Proclamation for Kilauea Lava FlowPosted on October 2, 2018 in 2018 - Eruption, 2018 Kilauea Eruption, Declared Disasters, Emergency Proclamations, Events, Information and News Releases, Main, News Stories
OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR STATE OF HAWAl’I FOURTH SUPPLEMENTARY PROCLAMATION By the authority vested in me as Governor by the Constitution and laws of the State of Hawai’i, in order to provide relief for disaster damages, losses, and suffering, and to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the people, I, DAVID Y. IGE, Governor […]
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News Release: Deadline to Register for Disaster Assistance for Kilauea Recovery is Sept. 12Posted on September 6, 2018 in 2018 Kilauea Eruption, Declared Disasters, Featured, Information and News Releases, Main, News Stories
DR-4366-HI NR 020 Sept. 6, 2018 HI-EMA PIO: 808-733-4300 NEWS DESK: 808-851-7928 News Release Deadline to Register for Disaster Assistance for Kilauea Recovery is Sept. 12 HONOLULU — Hawai’i County residents with uninsured or underinsured damage or losses as a result of the Kilauea eruptions and earthquakes have until Sept. 12, 2018 to register with […]
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Second supplementary proclamation for Kauai and OahuPosted on June 19, 2018 in 2018 Kauai Flood, 2018 Kilauea Eruption, Declared Disasters, Emergency Proclamations, Featured, Information and News Releases
OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR STATE OF HAWAI’I SECOND SUPPLEMENTARY PROCLAMATION By the authority vested in me as Governor by the Constitution and laws of the State of Hawai’i, in order to provide relief for disaster damages, losses, and suffering, and to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the people, I, DAVID Y. IGE, Governor […]
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Second Supplemental Emergency Proclamation for County of HawaiiPosted on June 5, 2018 in 2018 - Eruption, 2018 Kilauea Eruption, Emergency Proclamations, Information and News Releases, Main
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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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Free dust masks available for Hawaii County residentsPosted on May 17, 2018 in 2018 Kilauea Eruption, Declared Disasters, Featured, Information and News Releases, News Stories
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 Stories
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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Update from Hawaii County Civil DefensePosted on May 11, 2018 in 2018 Kilauea Eruption, Declared Disasters, Information and News Releases, Main
Civil Defense message for Friday, May 11th at 11:00 AM As a precautionary measure, residents of Lower Puna, between Kapoho and Kalapana, are advised to be on the alert in the event of possible gas emissions and volcanic eruption.  Because there may be little to no advance notice to evacuate, you should be prepared to […]
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Know what to do in case of an ashfallPosted on May 11, 2018 in 2018 Kilauea Eruption, Declared Disasters, Information and News Releases, Main
Volcanic activity in Kilauea crater could result in an explosion that sends an ash plume into the atmosphere. If you’re in the area, know what to do in case of an ashfall. Close doors and windows. Place damp towels at door thresholds and other draft sources. Tape draughty windows. Protect sensitive electronics and do not […]
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Supplementary Proclamation on Puna District lava flowsPosted on May 10, 2018 in 2018 - Eruption, 2018 Kilauea Eruption, Declared Disasters, Emergency Proclamations, Main
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FAQ on Vog from Kilauea VolcanoPosted on May 7, 2018 in 2018 Kilauea Eruption, Declared Disasters
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Caution: Masks Sold in Stores do not protect from Extremely Dangerous Volcanic GasesPosted on May 6, 2018 in 2018 Kilauea Eruption, Declared Disasters, Information and News Releases, News Stories
May 6, 2018 The Hawaii Department of Health is warning consumers that no mask sold in stores provides protection from the extremely dangerous volcanic gases that are being released from the current volcanic eruption. The dangerous gases consist of several different chemicals, dust, and particles of which sulfur dioxide (SO2) is the main human health […]
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Volcanic gas presents serious health hazardsPosted on May 4, 2018 in 2018 Kilauea Eruption, Declared Disasters, Information and News Releases, Main, News Stories
May 4, 2018 2018-004C HONOLULU — While many people associate volcanoes with large plumes of smoke or ash and spectacular lava fountains, volcanic eruptions also produce toxic gasses. The recent activity in the area of Leilani Estates has resulted in dangerously high concentrations of sulfur dioxide, a gas that is a strong respiratory system Irritant […]
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Hawaii National Guard activated to support Big Island volcano responsePosted on May 4, 2018 in 2018 Kilauea Eruption, Information and News Releases, Main, News Stories
May 4, 2018 2018-004B Hawaii National Guard activated to support Big Island volcano response HAWAII ISLAND — About 70 Soldiers and Airmen of the Hawaii National Guard (HING) are on Hawaii Island assisting in emergency management efforts, after being activated by Governor David Ige to support Hawaii County Civil Defense. HING personnel are assisting Hawaii […]
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High levels of dangerous gas detected in area of volcanic activityPosted on May 4, 2018 in 2018 Kilauea Eruption, Information and News Releases, Main, News Stories
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 4, 2018 2018-0504A HAWAII ISLAND — Hawaii County police, fire, and county agencies, along with the National Guard and partners, continue to assist with an evacuation of the Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens subdivisions in the face of a volcanic eruption in the area. All Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens Subdivision […]
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Governor Ige signs emergency proclamation for Hawaii County in wake of volcanic eruptionPosted on May 3, 2018 in 2018 - Eruption, 2018 Kilauea Eruption, Emergency Proclamations, Information and News Releases, Main
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Red Cross shelter open for residents affected by Kilauea Lava ThreatPosted on May 3, 2018 in 2018 Kilauea Eruption, Information and News Releases, Main, News Stories
HILO, HI: May 3, 2018 – The American Red Cross has opened a shelter at the Pahoa Community Center for residents evacuated from their homes due to the Kilauea lava threat. WHERE         Pahoa Community Center (15-3022 Kauhale Street, Pāhoa, HI 96778) The Red Cross is a non-profit humanitarian organization which provides assistance […]
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Hawaii Island eruption leads to evacuation of Leilani EstatesPosted on May 3, 2018 in 2018 Kilauea Eruption, Information and News Releases, News Stories
  Hawaii Island eruption leads to evacuation of Leilani Estates May 3, 2018 2018-0503A HAWAII ISLAND — Hawaii County Civil Defense has called for an evacuation of all residents of the Leilani Estates subdivision on Hawaii Island as a result of steam and lava emissions in the area of Mohala Street. The intersection of Highway […]
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