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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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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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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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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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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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