Pāhoa, Hawaii (KGTV) -- Evacuations are in place on the Big Island as lava emissions continue in the Leilani Estates subdivision near Mohala Street. All residents were required to evacuate Thursday night.
On the 10News Facebook, many San Diegans have commented, concerned about family in the area. Here is information you may find helpful:
- The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HEMA) has released the following information:
- The intersection of Highway 132 and Pohoiki Road had been closed to allow evacuations to proceed.
- The Pahoa Regional Community Center near the new Pahoa Regional Park is open as a shelter. Evacuating residents should bring emergency evacuation supplies, including food, medicines, and items necessary for personal comfort, if possible.
- Keaau Community Center is to be opened for additional shelter needs.
- Puna Geothermal Venture has begun executing its emergency plan and is commencing shutdown procedures.
Hawaii County Civil Defense, police, fire, and partners continue to assist evacuation efforts and monitor the situation, according to HEMA.