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OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR — Statement 1 — Governor Ige’s statement on volcanic eruption in lower Puna area

Posted on May 3, 2018 in Latest Department News, Office of the Governor Press Releases

May 3, 2018

I am in contact with Mayor Kim, and the state is actively supporting the county’s emergency response efforts. I have activated the Hawai‘i National Guard to provide support to county emergency response personnel to help with evacuations and security. I urge residents in Leilani Estates and the surrounding areas to follow instructions from the County of Hawai‘i’s Civil Defense Agency. Please be alert and prepare now to keep your family safe.


For the most updated information visit Hawaii Civil Defense


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