Declared Disasters

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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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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18-05-09 Supplemental Emergency Proclamation for 2018 Kilauea Eruption

FAQ

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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