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Governor requests Presidential Disaster Declaration for Kilauea lava flow

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KILAUEA VOLCANO, BIG ISLAND (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Gov. Neil Abercrombie signed a request on Friday for a Presidential Disaster Declaration asking for federal assistance to supplement local emergency protective measures in response to the ongoing Kilauea Lava Flow.

Emergency protective measures undertaken by Hawaii County include the repair, restoration, and re-establishment of alternate routes in and out of affected communities.

State efforts include measures to accommodate approximately 900 schoolchildren that will be displaced by the lava flow, and support to county requests for additional air quality monitoring.

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