One day, after the rescuers wandered from house to house from Sunday to Sunday, telling residents of the island of Hawaii about a lava flow, the district's civil protection chief brought a new message to people who were refused to call to get out.
This message on Monday: Please be better prepared to flee any moment.
Then, just three hours later, the second distress alarm and door-to-door warnings were swift in two days (19659011) Talmadge Magno, the Civil Defense Director of Hawaii County, described a scene in Monday before the recent Lava Scare Sunday night was trying to prevent people from being killed in the rural area of Leilani Estates, despite having been given a mandatory evacuation notice for the area more than three weeks ago.
Magno said public security officials from several agencies including the local police and fire departments, the County Department of Public Works, the National Guard and the State Department of Land and Natural Resources found what he esteemed as more than 20 houses with residents in earnest Danger of approaching lava on Sunday evening.
US geological surveying drones equipped with infrared sensors helped track down people, according to the county, which also sent text messages to mobile phones in the area.
Ten or possibly several houses were burned down by lava between Sunday night and Monday morning, the county described itself as "walking at a fast pace," which was faster than many other former rivers in the area.
"Somehow, some people just bothered to leave," Magno said. "And so it gives us a frightening insight into what's going on out there."
"We had a master who somehow had to be rescued, his only way out was through his back door and through the woods, people, we tell them that they have to be prepared, if they go that far, they have to know their escape route.
"In this case, the lava moved quickly and it could come again. These people, residents of Leilani and the surrounding areas, who are in this situation, must be very well prepared.
In fact, a lava flow returned on Monday night.
Hawaii County has had a "compulsory" evacuation order for several hundred people in dangerous areas for weeks, mainly in Leilani Estates, but no one is forcibly removed from their homes About 200 residents remain in the subdivision with 700 to 900 homes and electricity, which is still available for about half the area.
Magno and other security officials recognize that local residents fear losing their homes and that others want to remain options for housing, including accommodation, are difficult, some people want to maintain a sense of normality, some fear to plunder despite strict police controls, others have concerns about leaving.
On Sunday afternoon, when lava in Leilani Estates is not very Two people mowed their lawn, one was Rober t Henry, who moved to Hawaiian Paradise Park with friends and was just visiting his home in Leilani Estates.
"I came in to mow my lawn so that the house looks inhabited and not looted," he said
Mother Nature and Madame Pele, however, are in control.
The warning about Monday's new power went off at 6 pm, warning of the spread of lava on two roads, Nohea and Kupono, and a fountain in a third street, Moku.
Overnight, the production of lava was stalled by two cracks that triggered the emergency response. The decommissioning of the two columns also took place after the lava covered two sealed Puna Geothermal Venture wells next to Leilani Estates.
District officials said on Monday that no dangerous hydrogen sulphide gas would be released, as some feared when lava broke through well shafts that tapped steam and hot water several thousand feet deep to produce electricity through turbines.
One of the same columns involved in the Sunday scare rekindled column 8 of the new lava action on Monday.
Jim Kauahikaua, a geophysicist at the US Geological Survey, said seven other cracks on Monday afternoon produced lava, including two columns 17 and 21, which had high fountains.
At Kilauea Peak, far from Pahoa and Leilani Estates, frequent ash explosions continued from the Caldera Crater, which was blown 10,000 to 13,000 feet on Monday.
Due to light east winds around 5 miles per hour, sulfur dioxide, which is irritating and less harmful to health than hydrogen sulfide gas, accumulates and drifts into areas around Ocean View and Pahala.
Sulfur dioxide produced by lava eruptions could also reach areas such as Pahoa, Nanawale, South Hilo, and Hamakua, the county reported.
Tradewinds, who normally blow off sulfur dioxide from most of the eastern Hawaiian populations, are expected on Wednesday.
The district officials plan to hold two community meetings this week at 5:00 pm in the Pahoa High School cafeteria and on a Wednesday at 5:30 pm. in the multipurpose room of Kau High.