And from this chasm, with ceaseless turmoil seething, as if this Earth in fast thick pants were breathing, a mighty fountain momently was forced. Amid whose Swift half intermitted burst huge fragments vaulted like rebounding hail or chaffy grain beneath the threshers flail, and mid these dancing rocks at once and ever it flung up momently the sacred river.
-Samuel Taylor Coleridge
VOG, ASH, and LAZE information and resources
Fire evacuation is the closest emergency to lava; good links and resources here.
Predictive Maps. Scroll down for Kilauea. Results are sorted by volcano name.
National Weather Service Watches and Warnings (Hawaii Island)
MASKS and RESPIRATORS
Courtesy of the Pu'uhonoa o Puna HUB, this is what you need to know about whether a mask or respirator is right for you. This is UNOFFICIAL information and we cannot endorse, but the HUB 'ohana is working on this issue constantly in order to help those who have a need to be in the evacuation zone. Lots of good information and they will help you get sorted out.
If you must go in, you should know what these can and cannot do and it is right for you
The levels of sulphur dioxide in Puna are at extreme levels, even lethal. Evacuation is the only way to be completely safe. Masks will not protect your eyes, which can be damaged bytSO2. But, we also recognize there is a need for information. Here is a brochure to learn what's out there. There are no official recommendations for these from either USGS, HVO, or The County. The official message is clear: If you need a mask, you should not be in the area. We cannot recommend a specific mask, only share the conversations we see on Facebook and elsewhere regarding what others are using.
General Volcano Emissions Safety
Volcano Pet Safety (Printable Image HERE)
Mahalo Cat Killam for sharing on Facebook
VIDEO of USGS SPECIAL MEETING MAY 9, 2018
USGS Meeting of May 9, 2018 regarding Halema'uma'u Crater and the potential for ashfall. Thank you BIVN for sharing this 58 minute informative meeting with the public. If you would rather read an excellent summary, click here (Facebook Link)
ASH Specific Resources
To prepare for ashfall? The USGS Volcanic Ashfall Impacts Working Group has your answers
What to do about Ash, menu bar at left covers many areas of concern when Ash is in the air. Be prepared.
From the USGS Volcanic Ashfall Impacts Working Group. Printable version here.
From The International Volcanic Health Hazard Network (IVHHN)
VOG Specific Resources
Links to agencies with information about Vog and staying safe.
How bad is it, and where.
Handy graphic to tell you in an instant which way the wind is blowing in your neighborhood. Add the SO2 layer to see sulphur dioxide levels. Free app.
Everybody loves earth.nullschool.net Click on "Earth" at the bottom left to add layers. (Or, take them away and just enjoy the wind.)
University of Hawaii has you covered. Simple vog diluter anyone can make with a fan and some baking soda.
Acid Rain is just part of the problem. How to manage your water. Read about preparing your catchment tank here. Here is another link regarding your pipes. If you live in the VOG zone, it is a good idea to disconnect your catchment from the roof drains until the air is safe and a good strong rain has washed your roof and gutters.