Hurricane Safety from HECO
The Hawaiian Electric Company is reminding people that if the state is struck by a powerful storm, electrical safety should not be taken for granted.
HECO is urging people to unplug all unnecessary electric equipment to protect against power surges. High winds can down power lines and people should stay away and assume that they are live. If you see someone injured from a downed line, do not touch the victim, call 911 instead.
Should you need to evacuate, take your emergency supplies and turn off the electricity at the main breaker. Finally, if you are trapped in an elevator, remain calm, and call for help. Do not try to force elevator doors to open or climb out of a stalled elevator. Darren Pai is the spokesman for Hawaii Electric Company.
More information can be found at HECO's website.