Hawaii County Civil Defense Eruption Update for Monday, November 10, 2014 @0800 HST
This morning’s assessment shows that the flow front remains stalled with very little activity and has not advanced. The front remains approximately 480 feet from the Pahoa Village Road. An upslope breakout in the area of Apa’a Street near the cemetery has entered a private property and is approaching a residential structure. The advancing breakout is approximately 5 yards from the garage area of the structure and it is possible that these buildings may be affected by the advancing flow later today. Smoke conditions are currently moderate to heavy with light trade winds blowing the smoke in a south southwest direction towards the Leilani and lower Puna areas. Smoke conditions may increase in some areas and residents down wind that may be sensitive or have respiratory problems are advised to take necessary precautions and to remain indoors. The evacuation advisory for those residents down slope of the flow will continue and residents will be kept informed of the flow status and advancement.
The Pahoa Village Road between Apa’a Street and the Post Office Road will remain closed and limited to area residents only. In addition, Civil Defense and public safety personnel will be operating in the area round the clock to maintain close observations of flow activity. Additional updates will be broadcasted as conditions change.
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