UPDATE: Red Cross Shelters Report Latest Numbers

Updated at 2:15 p.m.

As of 12 p.m. on Saturday, the Red Cross reports there were 152 people at the Pahoa Community Center with another 40 to 50 people staying in their cars in the parking lot, and 24 people at the Keaau Community Center shelter.

Original story published at 7:55 a.m.

Two American Red Cross shelters remain open for residents evacuated from their homes due to the Kilauea lava threat.

The two shelters are:

                  Pahoa Community Center (15-3022 Kauhale Street, Pāhoa, HI 96778)

                  Keaau Community Center (16-186 Pili Mua St, Keaau, HI 96749)

As of 12 a.m. on Saturday, there were 157 people at the Pahoa Community Center and 27 people at the Kea`au Community Center, with another 40 to 50 people staying in their cars in the parking lot.

The Red Cross recommends that people prepare their emergency kits for 14 days and bring their emergency supplies with them to shelters. 

  • Water – 1 gallon per person per day
  • Food – non-perishable
  • Flashlight
  • Radio -NOAA Weather Radio
  • Extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Medications & Medical items
  • Manual Can opener
  • Multi-purpose tool
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Copies of Documents (prescriptions, proof of address, deed/lease to home, insurance policies and proof of identity
  • Cell phone with chargers
  • Family Contact Information
  • Cash
  • Bedding
  • Change of clothes
  • Towels
  • Dishes

You may also need:

  • Baby supplies – bottles, baby food & diapers
  • Games and activities
  • Comfort items
  • Pet supplies – collar, leash, ID, food, water, carrier, bowl & medications

The Red Cross is a non-profit humanitarian organization which provides assistance to meet the immediate emergency needs of those affected by disasters. All Red Cross assistance to disaster victims is free. The Red Cross is not a government agency; it depends on public contributions to help others. Your gift supports the lifesaving mission of the American Red Cross in your community, across the country and around the world.  To send a contribution, mail your check to American Red Cross, 4155 Diamond Head Road, Honolulu, Hawaii  96816 or make a secure online donation or call (808) 739-8109.

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