Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is closed today in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Iselle, park officials said. Every attempt will be made to reopen the park and its visitor centers on Saturday.
“The highways and roads are still unsafe, with downed trees, power lines and flash flooding. At the park, the power is out and the phones are down. It is far safer for our employees and our visitors to stay off the roads,” said Park Superintendent Cindy Orlando. “We are currently assessing any damage, and hope to have the park open by Saturday,” she said.
Kilauea Visitor Center is also closed. Volcano House and Kilauea Military Camp will remain open to registered guests. The other national parks on Hawaii Island are also closed today, including Pu‘uhonua o Honaunau National Historical Park, Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park, Pu‘ukohola Heiau National Historic Site, and the Ala Kahakai National Historic Trail.