As dramatic video footage is shown daily from the island of Hawai’i of lava flowing, new fissures opening and ash plumes, Hawai’i Governor David Ige reassured people worldwide that Kīlauea volcano is being closely monitored and stated emphatically: “Travel is safe to the Hawaiian Islands.”
Governor Ige noted, “We have a skilled contingent of scientists, geologists, meteorologists, and health experts whose work is being supported around the clock by emergency officials and law enforcement personnel from federal, state and county agencies. They are continuously scrutinizing the activity within Kīlauea volcano and providing clear, carefully thought-out advice with the purpose of keeping the public safe and informed.
“Visitors to Hawai’i can be assured that the volcanic activity is having no effect whatsoever on the other islands, O’ahu, Maui, Moloka’i, Lāna’i and Kaua’i.
“All of Hawai’i is open for business and welcoming visitors with the hospitality, aloha, warmth and picturesque settings visitors seek in our islands. This includes Hilo, Pāhoa and the Kona and Kohala coasts on the island of Hawai’i. The one area that people need to avoid is lower Puna where the eruption is ongoing.”
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