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PGV emissions prompt complaints | Hawaii Tribune-Herald


Hydrogen sulfide readings taken during two recent steam releases at Puna Geothermal Venture were too low to be considered a public health risk.

Source: PGV emissions prompt complaints | Hawaii Tribune-Herald (http://hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/local-news/pgv-emissions-prompt-complaints).

Accessed on 08 October 2016, 15:25 hrs, UTC.

Reporter:  Tom Callis.

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Comment:

On Tuesday, a group of Puna residents told members of the Hawaii County Council that recent steam releases from the Puna Geothermal facility near Kapoho weren’t as “safe” as reported by the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.  Although Civil Defense officials said the emissions were too low to endanger public health, Sarah Steiner claimed her neighbors “felt ill” after the steam escape from the PGV facility.

Another Puna resident, Sandra Baker, told the editor of the “Hawaii Tribune-Herald” that there was an “awful smell” at her home during the steam releases and that one of the emissions “gave her daughter a headache and made her dog appear nauseous.”  Baker claims the fumes killed her daughter’s pet rabbit “after foaming at the mouth.”  Baker told council members “So, when I hear that all is OK with the (PGV) plant, I am here to say that it is not.”

According to PGV spokesman Mike Kaleikini, no workers at the plant were sickened by the steam releases, which he stated were “well below” regulatory levels.  Kaleikini added that the releases happened in response to “high pressure conditions as a result of control malfunctions.”


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Water main break in Kaumana shuts-off water supply in upper Hilo | Hawaii 24/7


Due to a watermain break in an inaccessible location of the upper Kaumana area of Hilo, a water shut off is now in effect for Water Supply customers in the Punahoa Mauka Estates Subdivision, along …

Source: Water main break in Kaumana shuts-off water supply in upper Hilo | Hawaii 24/7 (http://www.hawaii247.com/2016/10/02/water-main-break-in-kaumana-shuts-off-water-supply-in-upper-hilo/).

Accessed on 03 September 2016, 13:45 hrs, UTC.

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Comment:

According to the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency, the break occurred late Sunday night (02 October 2016) in an “inaccessible location of the upper Kaumana area of Hilo.”  Water is now shut off in the Punahoa Mauka Subdivision, including an area along Chong Street from Na’auao Street to Lewa Nu’u Street.

Emergency spigots are now available off of fire hydrants in the affected area.

If you have emergency water concerns, please call 961-8790.


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PGV reports steam release Thursday afternoon (Sept 29) | Hawaii 24/7


At 3 p.m. today, Puna Geothermal reported a release of steam from one of its wells. The situation was contained and secured as of 3:45 p.m. The Hawaii County Fire Department remains on scene and is…

Source: PGV reports steam release Thursday afternoon (Sept 29) | Hawaii 24/7 (http://www.hawaii247.com/2016/09/29/pgv-reports-steam-release-thursday-afternoon-sept-29/).

Accessed on 30 September 2016, 06:35 hrs, UTC.

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Comment:

Here’s the latest update on the steam leak at Puna Geothermal Venture in the Puna District.

According to the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency, one of the wells at PGV vented steam at 3:00 p.m. Thursday, 29 September 2016.

Hawaii Fire Department personnel confirmed that the steam leak “was contained and secured as of 3:45 p.m.”

Hawaii Fire Department crews remain on the scene monitoring air quality at the PGV site, the perimeter of the facility, and in the surrounding community.

Technicians have begun an investigation into the cause of the steam leak.


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Civil Defense Message: Tropical Storm Madeline & Hurricane Lester – Hawaii County Civil Defense – Yahoo Mail


Civil Defense Message: Tropical Storm Madeline & Hurricane LesterThursday, September 1, 2016 6:02 AM. From: “Hawaiʻi County Civil Defense” To: kh6jrm@yahoo.com. This is a Civil Defense Message.This is a Tropical Storm Madeline and Hurricane Lester update for Thursday, September 1 at 5:30 AM.The National Weather Service has cancelled the Tropical Storm Warning for Madeline as it has passed to the south of Hawaii Island.County and State facilities, offices and services will resume today including Hele-On Bus service and solid waste transfer stations. Parks will reopen pending damage assessments. All roads have reopened.Damage Assessment teams will be out in targeted areas today. If your home or business has been damaged, call Civil Defense at 935-0031. In anticipation of Hurricane Lester, the National Weather Service has issued a Hurricane Watch for Hawaii County. As of 5 AM, Lester is about 750 miles east of Hilo moving west at 14 miles per hour with maximum sustained winds of 105 miles per hour. High surf is expected to begin building today on east facing shores. Heavy rains and winds from Lester are possible on Saturday. Civil Defense continues to maintain close communications with the National Weather Service. Any decision made is based on the best available information at that time.Monitor your local radio broadcasts for information updates and go to hawaiicounty.gov or call 935-0031 for further information and the details of this message.Thank you for your cooperation and assistance in keeping our communities safe. This is your Hawai‘i County Civil Defense.Copyright © 2016 County of Hawaiʻi, All rights reserved. You are receiving this email because you requested press releases from the Mayor’s Office or another department of the County of Hawaiʻi. Our mailing address is: County of Hawaiʻi 25 Aupuni St.Hilo, HI 96720.

Source: Civil Defense Message: Tropical Storm Madeline & Hurricane Lester – Hawaii County Civil Defense – Yahoo Mail

Accessed on 01 September 2016, 19:41hrs, UTC.

Reporter:  Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.

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Comment:

I received this Tropical Storm Madeline and Hurricane Lester update from the Hawaii Civil Defense Agency Thursday morning, 01 September 2016.  This is the latest message concerning these two storms.  Civil Defense personnel will issue more bulletins as the need arises. Bulletins will be broadcast over local radio/television stations and through social media.


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Siren testing scheduled for Wednesday in Pahala | KHON2


Source: Siren testing scheduled for Wednesday in Pahala | KHON2 (http://www.khon2.com/2018/08/08/siren-testing-scheduled-for-wednesday-in-pahala/).

Accessed on 09 August 2016, 04:45 hrs, UTC.

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Comment:

The Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency will conduct a special siren test in Pahala on Wednesday, 10 August 2016, between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Residents in the area may hear the sirens sound six to eight times for 30-second to one-minute intervals.  Testing will include short blasts known as “burps.”  The test is part of program to modernize warning sirens around the state.  For details, call Hawaii County Civil Defense at 935-0031.


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Lava reaches road, nears ocean | Hawaii Tribune-Herald


The lava flow from Kilauea’s Pu‘u ‘O‘o vent crossed the Kalapana emergency route Monday afternoon as it approached the coastline.

Source: Lava reaches road, nears ocean | Hawaii Tribune-Herald (http://hawaiitribune-herald.com/news/local-news/lava-reaches-road-nears-ocean).

Accessed on 26 July 2016, 18:57 hrs, UTC.

Reporter:  Tom Callis.

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Comment:

According to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park spokeswoman Janet Babb, molten rock from the 61G lava flow crossed the Kalapana Emergency Route around 3:20 p.m., Monday, 25 July 2016.

Hawaii County interim Civil Defense administrator Ed Texeira said the now closed emergency road is about 492 feet/150 meters from the ocean.  Texeira said “It won’t take long” for the lava to reach the shoreline.

Texeira advised sightseers, hikers, and bicyclists to exercise extreme caution if they wished to see the flow in action.  The round-trip to the best viewing site is a 6 to 8 hour journey, requiring adequate clothing, shoes, and plenty of water.  Also, hikers could experience breathing problems from hydrochloric acid as the lava enters the ocean.


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Darby to directly hit Hawaii Island today, forecast to remain a tropical storm through the weekend | Hawaii 24/7


The Central Pacific Hurricane Center has issued a Tropical Storm Warning for the counties of Hawaii, Maui and Oahu.

Source: Darby to directly hit Hawaii Island today, forecast to remain a tropical storm through the weekend | Hawaii 24/7 (http://www.hawaii247.com/2016/07/23/tropical-storm-darby-july-23-2016).

Accessed on 23 July 2016, 20:12 hrs, UTC.

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Comment:

Here’s the latest update on Tropical Storm Darby from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency. The report was issued at 9 a.m., Saturday, 23 July 2016.

Basic points:

Tropical Storm Darby will pass directly over Hawaii Island today, Saturday, 23 July 2016.

Tropical Storm Darby will pass over Maui Saturday evening, 23 July 2016.

As of 9 a.m., Saturday, 23 July 2016, Darby is located approximately 80 miles/130 km southeast of Hilo, packing maximum sustained winds of 50 mph with higher gusts.  A gust of 54 mph was reported at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

The report from civil defense also lists emergency evacuation shelters and pet friendly shelters on Hawaii Island.


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