Lava threat raised for Kaohe homesUPDATED 8:54 PM HST Sep 03, 2014Video Transcript
The threat of lava heading right towards homes on the Big Island. Good evening, I'm Yunji de Nies. And I'm Paula Akana. Authorities are expected to raise the threat level from a watch to a warning as early as tomorrow for residents in Kaohe Homesteads. The lava flow is approximately 1 mile away from the subdivision... And could reach as early as next week. Kenny Choi joins us and has details on what residents are doing now.. Kenny? Civil defense officials have NOT yet issued an evacuation order to residents there.. But that could be coming if the lava continues down its current path. With no time to waste, scientists and state officials took off to do more flyovers this morning and afternoon, keeping a close eye on the path of the lava flow. NATS helicopter CLIP#28 0:41 IN THIS CASE LAVA MOVING TOWARDS RESIDENTIAL AREA..WHICH REQUIRES US TO MOVE IT UP TO FOURTH LEVEL.. WHICH IS WARNING," Once that change is made, Hawaii County Civil Defense will restrict the Kaohe Homesteads to residents and property owners only. Vicki larson kaohe sept3 cd truck 1:00 "i;m not gee just misss me wipe everybody out. someone's gonna get hurt. If not physsiceally monetarily," Some residents have already decided to move out before evacuation notices are issued. Nicholas Novak ----01:56 i;m afraid lava head towards highway then no leaving then things will change on this side of the island for a while," Arminda White ----- 0:31 "we just want to have ample time nothing changes so making the necessary preparations," So far, The flow has covered 8 miles since emerging from Pu'u 'O'O Crater on June 27. We'll be getting more updates from USGS scientists.. And Another meeting will be held to inform residents tomorrow 630 pm ..at Pahoa High SChool.