Afternoon Lava Update

As of two p.m., the lava flow had advanced another 70 yards since 6:30 this morning, headed northeastward toward the cemetery after crossing Apa`a Street early this morning. It appears to be missing the transfer station for now, but the station will remain closed due to possible hazards from smoke and fumes.  The new temporary transfer station is open and operational on Kaohe Road.  Civil Defense has issued an evacuation notice , advising residents in the flow’s path to “complete all necessary preparations for a possible evacuation by Tuesday October 28th.

“Apa’a Street and Cemetery Road will remain closed between the Pahoa Transfer Station and the Kaohe Homesteads Road.  In addition, Civil Defense and public safety personnel will be operating in the area round the clock to maintain close observations of flow activity,’ noted the agency’s 2 p.m. bulletin

The Chronicle will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as needed.


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