UPDATE: Lava Flow Crosses Kahukai Street

Updated at 6:10 p.m.

Hawai`i County Civil Defense in its 6 p.m. community message said that fissures 7 and 21 are feeding a lava pond, which produced a flow that has crossed Kahukai Street in Leilani Estates moving east.

Due to the active eruptions, Mohala Street is no longer accessible due to the flow that has crossed Kahukai Street.

County officials say that Kaupili Street has not been cut off by the current flow. Residents should stay out of the area.

The Pahoa Community Center, Kea`au Community Center, and Sure Foundation Church shelters remain open and are pet-friendly.

Original story published at 2:59 p.m.

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory reports that fissures 7 and 21 are feeding a perched lava pond and pāhoehoe flow heading east toward Kaupili, Mohala and Kahukai Streets in Leilani Estates.

Hawai`i County Civil Defense officials say that any residents remaining in the current affected areas should evacuate now.

The Hawai`i County Fire Department went door-to-door on Kaupili, Mohala and Kahukai Streets to check if residents needed assistance in evacuation, according to county officials.

The Pahoa Community Center, Keaau Community Center, and Sure Foundation Church are open as shelters to those who need to evacuate. The shelters are pet-friendly.