***Commentary*** Community Meetings Regarding Lava Flow

The reality of us clinging to an active volcano is that lava could flow our way at any time. Tonight at a public meeting with USGS and County Civil Defense, that reality was emphasized. The flow is currently two miles up slope from Ka’ohe Homesteads. If you are concerned about the current flow, I suggest you attend similar meetings slated for tomorrow and Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Pahoa Community Center. — Tiffany Edwards Hunt

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  1. Maya Dolena
    Maya Dolena says:

    You can contact the Civil Defense Director or the Mayor’s office.
    There are 60,000 gallons of highly toxic and flammable isopentane used/stored at the PVG plant.
    What is the disaster plan? We have a right to know.
    -What events or conditions are the trigger to begin the shutdown of PGV and the containment and movement of the toxic chemical, isopentane?
    -Does the trigger allow enough time to complete the operation?
    -Are the tools, materials, personnel already identified in advance so that when the condition is met, the trigger can be pulled? If not, why not??

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