Ash Mask Distribution in Pahala, Volcano, Na`alehu, Kea`au

The County of Hawai`i has announced a distribution of N95 “ash masks” to residents in certain high risk area.

Ash masks will be distributed on Thursday in Pahala, Volcano, Na`alehu and Kea`au.

The free masks are for residents to protect themselves from breathing volcanic ash.

Masks will be distributed from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the following locations:

  • Cooper Center, Volcano
  • Pahala Community Center, Pahala
  • Naalehu Community Center, Naalehu
  • Shipman Park Pavilion, Keaau

One mask per family member will help to assure that supplies are adequate to accommodate all who are in need of a mask.

The N95 masks do not protect against gases and vapors.

3M donated the masks and the Red Cross is coordinating distribution support and Community Emergency Response Teams.

Photo: Kīlauea Caldera from HVO Observation Tower at 9:10 a.m. on May 17.

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