Hawaii News — Information Regarding The Kalapana Lava Flow

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The active lava flow from Pu?u ???? is making its way over the Pulama Pali along the western boundary of the former Royal Gardens Subdivision. The lava flow does not pose a threat to any community.

To maintain public safety and to preserve the emergency road or Highway 130, the County of Hawai‘i will open the emergency road to lava viewing on June 30, 2016. Lava viewing along the three mile stretch of the County’s portion of the emergency road is permitted between the hours of 3 pm to 9 pm, daily. Vehicular traffic on the emergency road will be limited to local residents and emergency vehicles.

Security guards will be posted on the emergency road or Highway 130 before the entrance to Kalapana Gardens to provide lava viewing information and to direct parking. As in previous lava viewing events, visitors will be asked to park in marked areas near the end of the paved portion of Highway 130. Again, it is approximately three (3) miles from this parking area to the end of the County portion of the emergency road, and vehicular traffic on the emergency road will be limited to local residents and emergency vehicles.

Visitors are reminded that the emergency road is a gravel road that traverses over older lava flows and ends at the National Park Service boundary. Visitors are also reminded to prepare for the trek with proper footwear, sun screen, warm clothing, and water.

The County has established lava flow viewing areas along Highway 130 as far back as 2001 and most recently in P?hoa in 2014.

Our goal is to maintain public safety, protecting the interests of Kalapana residents, and the protection of the emergency road or Highway 130. We ask for your patience and kokua.

Celebrate Independence Day With A 5K Race Saluting Our Vets

ALOHA! RUNNERS AND WALKERS NEEDED
A Salute to Our Veterans Hilo Bay 5K 6th annual race at 7:00 am kicks off the 4th of July festivities in Hilo at beautiful Lili?uokalani Park and Gardens. supports the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3830 in Pahoa
All Veterans, and especially those named by participants, will be honored. Come and participate to honor your special Veteran on this day as we celebrate
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For Further information contact: Mike or Pat Sauer 965-0565, cell: 936-7611, ohana@sauerfarm.us
This event
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