Shelters were set up at the Pahoa Community Center and Keaau Community Center, according to the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency.
Eruption underway at Leilani Estates - began around 4:45 PM HST. Word from Civil Defense is southeast end of subdivision is being evacuated. HVO crews on the ground and shortly in the air assessing eruption. #LeilaniEstateshttps://t.co/iDvDzrGshF
Hawaii Gov. David Ige activated the state’s National Guard for evacuation and security assistance.
This emergency proclamation authorizes the expenditure of state monies as appropriated for quick and efficient relief caused by the volcanic eruption.
The proclamation follows HI County’s emergency proclamation filed Thurs afternoon. See Proclamation 📜: https://t.co/WS1rz3afMQpic.twitter.com/AjHFvQoReq