As the lava flow from Kīlauea Volcano’s Pu’u ‘O’o Vent continues to advance towards Ka’ohe Homestead and Pāhoa Village, Hawai'i County Civil Defense is addressing some basic infrastructure needs. From Hawai'i Island, HPR's Sherry Bracken has an update.
The lava flow from Kīlauea Volcano’s Pu’u ‘O’o Vent continues to slowly advance this today. But officials with Hawaii County Civil Defense say it is not an immediate threat to property. They are keeping a close watch on the lava along with local geologists. HPR's Sherry Bracken has the latest from Hawaii Island.
Two Hawai'i Island precincts in the storm damaged Puna district could not open Saturday. Those voters will still be able to vote via absentee ballot. But in the rest of the County, the polls were open as usual. HPR’s Sherry Bracken reports from Kona.
A year ago, the first Puna Emergency Preparedness Fair attracted more than fifteen hundred people. This year’s takes place on Saturday. And between some residents still recovering from Tropical Storm Iselle and others staring down an active lava flow, organizers are expecting an even bigger turnout. HPR’s Sherry Bracken has more from the Big Island.