Hawaii Civil Defense Update: No evacuation necessary, but review emergency plans

The Hawaii County Civil Defense stated that the June 27th lava flow does not pose an immediate threat to area residents in an Eruption and Lava Flow Information Update released Monday September 8th at 7:45 AM.

The surface flow is moving very slowly and is located approximately 0.8 miles southwest or upslope of the Wao Kele Puna Forest Reserve boundary, moving in a north direction and parallel to the forest reserve boundary. Very little vegetation is burning and there is no wildfire threat at this time.  While the surface flow has advanced approximately 150 yards since yesterday and subsurface flow activity also continues, there is no immediate or imminent threat to area communities.  No evacuation is required at this time.  Even so, residents are encouraged to continue to review their emergency plans in the event conditions change and should an evacuation be necessary.

Weather and fire conditions are being monitored closely.  Eruption activity will continue to be monitored and additional updates will be provided.

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