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Vacationland completely gone

Janet Snyder, spokeswoman for Mayor Harry Kim said that lava from Kilauea volcano had completely covered the subdivision in Kapoho and at last report, just a small portion of Kapoho Beach Lots remained. Lava continues to pour into the ocean, enlarging the delta at the former Kapoho Bay site.

todayJune 6, 2018 14


Fissure 8 and others, Update

The fissure fueling the lava flow that destroyed Kapoho and Vacationland shows signs of slowing down, while other fissures in Leilani Estates show signs of reawakening. Wes Thelen, U.S. Geological Survey seismologist, said fissure 8, which has vigorously erupted for more than a week, appears to be weakening. Observations by USGS have determined that the height of the lava fountains from fissure 8 — a simple measure of a fissure’s […]

todayJune 5, 2018 14


Lava Enters Ocean in Kapoho Bay

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that Fissure 8 continues to feed a large channelized flow traveling along Highway 132, the Pahoa-Kapoho Road. Lava entered the ocean in Kapoho Bay last night. Due to lava crossing Highway 137, the following policies are in effect: • There is no access to the lower Puna area, Highway 132, and Highway 137 due to lava inundation. • Please contact Civil Defense if you confirm that […]

todayJune 4, 2018 12


Mayor Kim Signs Mandatory Evacuation Order

Mayor Harry Kim issued a mandatory evacuation order for parts of Leilani Estates and an emergency rule for Kapoho Beach Lots and Vacationland Hawaii. The documents were issued separately, with the first requiring evacuation in Leilani in areas east of Pomaikai Street by noon Thursday. It says that those who remain “do so at their own risk with the knowledge that emergency responders may not respond.” “Persons in violation of […]

todayMay 31, 2018 11


Eruption Update 8am

This is a Civil Defense Message for Wednesday, May 30 at 8:00 in the morning. Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that lava from several fissures continues to advance toward the Kapoho area. Residents of Kapoho Beach Lots and Vacationland are advised to evacuate. You are at risk of being isolated due to possible lava inundation of Beach Road near Four Corners. Due to the lava activity the following policies are in […]

todayMay 30, 2018 10


6:30am Volcano update

This is a Civil Defense Message for Tuesday, May 29 at 6:30 in the morning. Highway 132 is being shut down between Lava Tree State Park to Four Corners, due to a fast moving lava flow approaching the highway. Everyone is advised to avoid the area. Beach Road is the only access into lower Puna. You are advised to make necessary plans and monitor your radio or phone for Civil […]

todayMay 29, 2018 7


6am volcano update

This is a Civil Defense Message for Tuesday, May 29 at 6 in the morning.                                            . The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports an additional lava flow has crossed Pohoiki Road south of the Highway 132 junction.   An ash eruption at Halemaumau crater last night produced an ash plume 15,000 feet in the air.  Light winds are blowing toward the northwest and ash fall may affect the Volcano and Pahala areas. Officials […]

todayMay 29, 2018 6