Hawaii Island eruption leads to evacuation of Leilani Estates

Posted 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


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 132 and Pohoiki Road had been closed to allow evacuations to proceed.

The Pahoa Regional Community Center near the new Pahoa Regional Park is open as a shelter. Evacuating residents should bring emergency evacuation supplies, including food, medicines, and items necessary for personal comfort, if possible.

Puna Geothermal Venture has begun executing its emergency plan and is commencing shutdown procedures.

Hawaii County Civil Defense, police, fire, and partners continue to assist evacuation efforts and monitor the situation. Addition information will be provided as available.

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Richard Rapoza, Public Information Officer
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Arlina Agbayani, Public Relations Officer
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Hawaii Emergency Management Agency
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