Lava Near Pahoa Village No Longer Active

Nov 26, 2014

Credit hvo.wr.usgs.gov

Hawaii County Civil Defense personnel flew over the active lava flow Tuesday afternoon and reported that active lava breakouts are around 3.3 miles above Apa'a Street.  The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory has done a thermal assessment of the lower part of the lava flow sitting outside Pahoa and say the flow closest to Pahoa Village is no longer active and has cooled.  But they warn that the lava flow could resume its activity. 

The upslope active breakouts are not a threat to homes or businesses.  Hawaii County Civil Defense Chief says work is on target to reopen Pahoa Village Road between Apa'a Street and Post Office Road no later than this afternoon.  |

FEMA announced the deadline for any government or qualified nonprofit agencies to apply for government funding in connection with the lava flow will be Wednesday, December 3.  Eight applications have already been received from State and County departments plus the charter school, Hawaii Academy of Art and Sciences.