Volunteers distribute masks to filter out volcanic ash
By Cindy Ellen Russell
May 17, 2018
American Red Cross of Hawaii volunteers, community members and State Department of Health workers distributed free N-95 masks at the Cooper Center which helps to filter volcanic ash. The center received 2,800 masks which were donated by 3M. Pictured is State Department of Health nurse Cash Lopez demonstrating how to properly fit and wear the mask.
State Department of Health nurse Cash Lopez interacts with Volcano residents on how to wear the mask.
Allendra Lazar signs up for a mask due to the continued ash activity from Kilauea.
Volcano resident Linda Ugalde was in her home, with her husband and granddaughter, when the eruption occurred at the summit of Kilauea early Thursday morning. She is pictured looking out the window of her home to her poi dog Pono. Later in the day, she went on to support her community by managing a N-95 mask distribution at the Cooper Center in Volcano Village.
Ola Tripp II ran his finger along the edge of a solar panel to show how much ash accumulated after the Thursday's early morning eruption from Halema'uma'u crater in Volcano.
A sign warned motorists traveling on Highway 11, near the entrance of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, of potentially dangerous road conditions. The road started to show signs of stress from the on-going volcanic activity of Kilauea on Wednesday.
2018 MAY 17 CTY KILAUEA Honolulu Star-Advertiser photo by Cindy Ellen Russell
The atmosphere above near the Kilauea caldera was still and cloudy on Thursday morning. A pre-dawn explosive eruption occurred at the summit of Kilauea with more possible according to the U.S. Geological Survey of Hawaii.
A sign warned motorists traveling on Highway 11, near the entrance of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
A motorist traversed over a crack in the asphalt of Highway 11 near the entrance of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
Trees and downed power lines were silhouetted by the fiery glow of fissure 13 located along Leilani Ave. (and Pohoiki St.) in Leilani Estates in Pahoa on Wednesday evening.
Lava and gases from fissure 13 illuminated the sky at the intersection of Pohoiki St. and Leilani Ave. in Leilani Estates in Pahoa on Wednesday evening.
Geologists documented the volcanic activity of fissure 13 as rumbled along Leilani Ave. (near Pohoiki St.) in Leilani Estates in Pahoa on Wednesday evening.