10am Civil Defense Message Volcano

A message from COUNTY OF HAWAII

This is a Civil Defense Message for Tuesday, May 15 at 10 a.m.

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports rock falls and gas explosions within Halemaumau Crater have caused an ash plume which is carrying ash downstream across the Kau District.  Ash is being reported along Highway 11 to Pahala.

  • Avoid excessive exposure to ash which is an eye and respiratory irritant.
  • Those with respiratory sensitivities should take extra precaution to minimize exposure.
  • Motorists are advised to drive with caution.