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Kīlauea Eruption Information Resources

Hawaii County Civil Defense

Air Quality

Volcanic Activity

USGS (United States Geological Survey)

International Volcanic Health Hazard Network (IVHHN)

Other Media

Preparing for Ashfall

Department of Health

  • SO2 (Sulfur Dioxide) concentrations measured daily by monitors located around Hawai’i Island:
  • Crisis Line: residents and visitors who have been affected by the recent eruptions and are seeking help in coping with mental or emotional effects, call toll-free: 1-800-753-6879


Assistance & Information Center: Pahoa Community Center

  • 15-3022 Kauhale Street, Pāhoa, HI 96778
  • Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 3:00pm
  • Besides providing information about the eruption, the center will offer social service information for the evacuees from the Leilani Estates and Lanipuna Gardens subdivisions.

Evacuation Shelters - Pet friendly

  • Pahoa Community Center: 15-3022 Kauhale Street, Pāhoa, HI 96778
  • Kea’au Community Center: 16-186 Pili Mua St, Keaau, HI 96749
  • Sure Foundation Church: 16-1592 Pohaku Circle, Keaʻau, HI 96749

Mail Service:


Pahoa Post Office is open again for business. 


FedEX Packages designated for affected areas of lower Puna including Leilani Estates, Pohoiki, Kapoho and Kalapana will be available for pickup.

  • Where: Paradise Business Center at the Malama Market (look for the FedEX truck)
  • When: Friday 18th 2:30pm - 5:00pm
  • Please bring your Photo ID


Code Color Health Effect Response
  • Highly sensitive individuals may be affected at lower concentrations
  • Little or no risk to healthy individuals
  • Sensitive individuals should take actions to avoid exposure
  • Non-effected individuals should always be on alert for changing conditions
  • Sensitive individuals with respiratory problems may experience health effects and should take precautions to include leaving the area.
  • The general public may experience minor respiratory issues and should be on the alert while minimizing exposure
  • Avoid outdoor activities that cause heavy breathing or breathing through the mouth
  • Minimize all physical activities
  • Take actions to limit exposure by leaving area or going indoors
  • Severe conditions may exist such as chocking, inability to breathe that affects entire exposed population
  • Immediate Danger to Health
  • Take actions necessary to limit further exposure (Leave Area and Remain Indoors)
  • Prepare for possible Evacuation
  • Seek medical attention if severely affected