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Puna Lava Flow and Telephone Service Disruption

Updated at: 8:09am HST, Friday, October 31

The situation has entered a new phase. Although no one can predict the exact date the #PunaLavaFlow will cover access roads and residential areas, the situation is developing as expected, for which we have planned.

Please see the October 29 update on our response to the Puna lava flow from the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo and Hawaiʻi Community College along with the text of our standing message and resources available on the UH for Puna website.


Some phones continue to remain out of service, initially relating to a possible lightning strike on the UH Hilo Main Campus, but now requiring connection of local analog phone settings. The affected facilities are: PB 10-14 (Redwood City) and Athletics.

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