Weekly Big Island lava meetings suspended for now

One of many small breakouts on the surface of the June 27th flow immediately upslope of the leading edge. Many inflation features are present on the flow, including the tumulus in upper right. (Courtesy HVO)

Hawaii County Civil Defense says regularly scheduled community meetings to update residents on the Pahoa lava flow are suspended until further notice.

“We appreciate the excellent turnout and response from the community at each of these meetings, which the county first began holding last August,” said administrator Darryl Oliveira. “We expect we will need to call additional meetings in the weeks and months ahead, but right now we want to give the community and our volunteers a break during this period while the active lava flows are some distance from populated communities.”

Oliveira thanked residents for their understanding and cooperation, and said the county will resume the community meetings when additional briefings are necessary to keep the public informed.

Click here for the latest updates from civil defense and call (808) 935-0031 for more information.

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