More residents of Lower Puna warned, be ready to evacuate
PUNA, Hawaii - More residents of Lower Puna are told to be ready to evacuate on a moment's notice. Scientists are keeping a close eye on lava that's cresting a raised flow channel near the intersection of Highway 132 and Pohoiki.
It's just some of the lava continuing to pour out of Fissure number 8- the eruption's most productive fissure, according to the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory experts. People are also reminded to stay out of Lava Tree State Park just north of Leilani Estates.
Lava from the fissure is still flowing to the ocean, creating high levels of sulfur dioxide emissions. For those residents who need to leave, the shelter at the Pahoa Community Center is open and pet-friendly.