Showing posts from December, 2022

Call for Volunteers

  Transcript (December 1 2022) Good evening.  We are looking for anyone who is native Hawaiian or Deaf to make these update videos for the community. If you are able to sign the message and send it to BIDC within 30 minutes, please let us know. We are doing our best to provide this service, and right now the Big Island interpreting team is the only group willing to do this.  As the lava flow has slowed, I will only be recording messages when there is new important information to share. If the newest update is the same as the last, I will not make a video. Why?  This is a volunteer job, and we are doing our best to make videos as soon as possible, as well as working with Civil Defense and the shelters to educate them on interacting with the Deaf community. Please be patient with us, and if you want to volunteer your time in any way,  please let us know.

Mauna Loa Update 12/1/22 4pm

  Transcript; This is a Civil Defense message.  This is an Eruption update for Thursday, December 1st at 4 in the afternoon.  Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports active lava flows on the northeast rift of Mauna Loa Volcano. The leading edge of the flow closest to Daniel K. Inouye Highway had minimal movement and remains near the 7,000 foot elevation and more than 3 miles from the highway.  For a map of the Mauna Loa lava flow, please refer to the Civil Defense Hazard Impact Map at  Daniel K. Inouye Highway is open in both directions.  Be advised that a traffic hazard safety route has been developed and is accessed from DKI across the Gilbert Kahele Recreation Area. The one way route will provide safe viewing of the lava flows.  You will be updated of any changes that affect your safety.  This is your Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.