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Hawaii Island: More than 30,000 Residents Lose Power

NOAA / National Weather Service
NOAA / National Weather Service

Parts of Hawai‘i Island are still feeling the effects of Tropical Storm Iselle. High wind and heavy rain left more than 30,000 people without electricity last night. Chief Darryl Oliveira is an Administrator with the Hawai‘i County Civil Defense. He says HELCO technicians have been working through the night to help get power back across the island.

Chief Oliveira says as power crews work to bring back electricity, parts of the island may experience brief outages. He’s also urging residents not to approach any downed power lines.


If you see a downed power line, you can report it to HELCO at 969-6666. Hawai‘i Island shelters will remain open at Kealakehe High , Keaau High and Kau High.

Molly Solomon
Molly Solomon joined HPR in May 2012 as an intern for the morning talk show The Conversation. She has since worn a variety of hats around the station, doing everything from board operator to producer.
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