Pahoa community meeting scheduled for lava updates

Pahoa community meeting scheduled for lava updates

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) - Residents in the Puna district will get another opportunity to hear about how they could be impacted by lava from Kilauea volcano.

Hawaii County Civil Defense and the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory will meet with the community Thursday night at the Pahoa High School cafeteria.

The county is also inviting residents to visit a newly established information center at the Pahoa Community Center this week for answers to any of their questions.

Officials say it's possible slow-moving lava will cross a major highway that could cut residents off from the rest of the island. The county is working on turning defunct roads into alternate routes if lava crosses roads.

Civil defense and observatory scientists have been meeting regularly with the community to provide updates on the lava's progress.

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