Preparing Your Home for Volcanic Eruptions

Since Hawaii's Big Island is home to four active volcanoes, our infrastructure and emergency systems are ready and equipped for volcanic eruptions. Below are resources to help you prepare and protect your home in the event of emergencies. If you would like additional resources or have any questions about relocating to Hawaii, please don't hesitate to contact me at (808)756-2079.

Emergency Preparation Resources

Report of recent volcanic activity.

USGS Status Reports

The US Geological Survey closely monitors volcanic activity from its Hawaiian Volcano Observatory and provides monthly updates online. Choose an active volcano below to read the latest status reports.

Frequently asked questions.

Home Insurance FAQs

The State of Hawaii's Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs recommends taking the following steps to protect your home and belongings should you find yourself in the path of lava flow:

  1. Make a plan to move and store your belongings
  2. Review your insurance policy to understand what is and isn't covered
  3. Take your insurance policy with you if you need to evacuate
  4. Make an inventory of your belongings using photos, video, or other proof of ownership

A detailed map of evacuation routes.

Evacuation Information

In the event of a volcanic eruption, the County of Hawaii offers frequent updates about affected areas, pet-friendly evacuation shelters, air quality, and health resources. You can also find information about the volcanic event by visiting the mayor's office website.

Active Volcano Eruption Alerts

Current News: On May 3, 2018, active volcano Kilauea erupted, affecting air quality and properties in the East Rift Zone. Learn more about affected neighborhoods and areas by selecting a resource below.

Local and national government agencies provide free alert services to keep Hawaii residents up to date on volcanic activity. Choose a service below to sign up for emails and/or text notifications, as well as access important news and emergency resources.

Relocate with Peace of Mind

The island of Hawaii is well-prepare to handle emergency situations, including volcanic events. As a local real estate agent, I can provide you with a wealth of information to help you find your dream home in your dream location. Contact me at (808)756-2079 to talk about your plans, or choose a resource below to get started.