Hawaii Electric Companies Responding to Flossie Related Damages

Crews from Hawaii Electric Light Company and Maui Electric Company have been responding to storm-related outages.

A power line came down on Ainaloa Boulevard here on the Big Island. Photo Courtesy: Nick Turner

A power line came down on Ainaloa Boulevard here on the Big Island. Photo Courtesy: Nick Turner

On Hawaii Island, Hawaii Electric Light crews responded to outages throughout the lower Puna area caused by gusty winds from Flossie. The outages started shortly after 11:30 a.m. At this time, approximately 4,500 customers are without power.

On Maui, at this time Maui Electric crews have restored power to portions of Hana. An outage occurred shortly before 5 p.m. after heavy rains and thunderstorms were reported in the area. Earlier today, crews restored power to approximately 2,000 customers in the Kihei area who were affected by a brief 9-minute outage caused by high winds. Maui Electric also responded to two separate storm-related outages in the Piiholo area that affected a total of 25 customers, restoring power to those customers.

On Oahu, Hawaiian Electric has not yet experienced any storm-related outages. Crews are standing by to respond to any problems that may develop as Flossie approaches Oahu.

Power interruptions and voltage disturbances are possible as long as the stormy conditions persist. Do not touch fallen or low hanging power lines or anything they may be in contact with. A seemingly harmless wire may still be energized. Stay clear of puddles where downed lines may have landed.

Call 911 in the event of an emergency. To report a downed power line or an outage, please call:

• Oahu: 548-7961
• Hawaii Island: 969-6666
• Maui: 871-7777
• Molokai and Lanai: 1-877-871-8461

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