A basic list of official resources for you to stay informed.

Each one includes many more links as well as photos, videos, and other information.  Scroll down for useful maps.


Handy Emergency Evacuation Checklist

Fire evacuation is the closest emergency to lava; good links and resources here.  (Not official, but please be ready)

Hawaii County Alerts and Links

County of Hawaii Active Alerts

The latest announcements from Civil Defense, including links and signups for alerts sent to your phone. Facebook page here. 

County of Hawaii Eruption Map

Map of the current eruption. Includes roadblocks, fissure, flow and more. Map takes a little while to load.

Department of Education

Announcements on the home page regarding school closures and more 

charter schools information

Hawaii County office of the Mayor - News and Alerts

Check the status of your home by street. (808) 935-0031  

Also used to initiate the process to request a confirmation of damage. 

Hawaii county Civil Defense photo stream, beginning  May 21, 2018

US Geologic Survey Links and Updates (USGS)

USGS Kilauea Status Alerts

USGS Hawaii Volcano Observatory Kilauea

USGS Main Page with Index →

USGS Volcano Facebook Page here. 

Facebook page includes videotaped explanations of what we are seeing at Halamaumau

USGS Volcanic Ash Impact landing page

What to do about Ash, menu bar at left covers many areas of  concern when Ash is in the air.  More on our Vog and Ash Page.

**LIVE STREAm** community meetings

COMMUnity meetings On **demand** (Watch later)


OTHER OFFICIAL information sources 

Hawaii Interagency VOG information Landing Page

Lava Alerts and Information for Visitors

HELCO's Lava Eruption Page

Informative with HELCO updates and other news you can use. HELCO is also active on Twitter


Useful Maps

GOOGLE SAtellite MAP with FISSURES and Flow→

Topographic Map of of Leilani Estates→

USGS Map of Fissures and Flow in Leilani Estates→

County of Hawaii Eruption Map

Map of the current eruption. Map takes a little while to load. Shows eruption points, road closures, evacuation zones.