September 18, 2014|Cynthia Saylor|Big Island: Weather and Nature
Puna Residents on Alert as Lava Flow Moves through Kahoe Homesteads toward Pahoa
The latest projection map from USGS (U.S Geological Survey) shows the progression of lava through vacant, forested land in the Kahoe Homesteads subdivision in Puna. According to USGS, the flow, if it continues at its current rate, could reach Pahoa on or around October 1.
"At the average rate of advancement of 290 m/day (960 ft/day) since September 15, we project that lava could flow from its current location to Apa`a Road in 9 days and to the Pāhoa Village Road (government road) in Pāhoa within 13 days. These estimates will be updated after our next overflight scheduled for Friday."
Two local websites, Big Island Video News and Hawaii 24/7, are providing frequent updates about the progression of the flow as well as the work being done to clear alternate evacuation routes for lower Puna residents. These sites are also posting live video coverage... Read More
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