Information and News Releases

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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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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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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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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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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