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

 

HANDY EMERGENCY EVACUATION CHECKLIST

Fire evacuation is the closest emergency to lava; good links and resources here.

USGS Public Forecast for Ashfall -

Predictive Maps. Scroll down for Kilauea. Results are sorted by volcano name.

National Weather Service Watches and Warnings (Hawaii Island)

USGS VOG, ASH and LAZE Public Information page (Facebook)

 

MASKS and RESPIRATORS

***STRAight talk about masks and respirators - Facebook Video***

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. 

Training on how to use and Fit a 3M 6000 Half Facepiece Respirator. 

If you must go in, you should know what these can and cannot do and it is right for you

3M CARTRIDGE FILTER GUIDE FOR MASKS

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

KHON Video Presentation on Acid Rain and MorE

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)

Whole house air purifier information

 

ASH Specific Resources

WHAT CAN I DO?

To prepare for ashfall?  The USGS Volcanic Ashfall Impacts Working Group has your answers

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. Be prepared. 

PREPARATION GUIDE FOR ASHFALL IMPACTS, USGS 

From the USGS Volcanic Ashfall Impacts Working Group. Printable version here

PROTECT YOURSELF FROM BREATHING ASH

From The International Volcanic Health Hazard Network (IVHHN)

 

VOG Specific Resources

HAWAII INTERAGENCY VOG INFORMATION LANDING PAGE

Links to agencies with information about Vog and staying safe.

VOG INDEX MAPS

How bad is it, and where. 

Air Quality Map and Warnings - AirNow.gov

Hydrogen sulfide (component of VOG) Fact Sheet.

WIND MAP→

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.

Another Wind Map

Everybody loves earth.nullschool.net Click on "Earth" at the bottom left to add layers. (Or, take them away and just enjoy the wind.)

DIY Vog Diluter for your Home

University of Hawaii has you covered. Simple vog diluter anyone can make with a fan and some baking soda.

CATCHMENT TANKS IN VOLCANIC ZONES

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.