"Heed Evacuation Order Or Face Arrest" - Hawaii Eruption Begins More Violent Phase
1 June, 2018
In the four weeks since Hawaii's Kilauea volcano began erupting, over 80 homes and other structures have been destroyed, and it appears by warnings from local authorities, that the eruption is moving to a more dangerous phase.
“There are no plans to go into the restricted area after 12:06 p.m. Friday and search for anyone who might still be there,” he said. “But anyone found in the area after that time could be subject to arrest.”
“Refusing to evacuate may put you, your family and first responders in danger,” the county agency added. “Heed warnings from Civil Defense officials and stay alert.”
“You are at risk of being isolated due to possible lava inundation,” the civil defense agency warned earlier this week.
"Hawaii Volcano Observatory Scientists are beginning to observe these 'pyrocumulus' clouds forming over the Leilani Estates fissure system," stated the USGS.
“There’s no sign we’re getting that anything is going to slow down at the moment,” Stovall told reporters, according to Reuters.
“We don’t see any changes occurring.”