power outage

Rich Pedroncelli/AP

SAN FRANCISCO — Millions of people were poised to lose electricity throughout northern and central California after Pacific Gas & Electric Co. announced Tuesday it would shut off power in the largest preventive outage in state history to try to avert wildfires caused by faulty lines.

PPD / Pixnio

It was six months ago today that Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico. Today, there are still communities on the islands that either have no power or only intermittent electricity. One question for the state of Hawai‘i: how would our islands fare if we faced a similar situation? HPR Contributing Reporter Sherry Bracken took that question to power company officials on the Big Island to learn more.

Wikipedia Commons
Wikipedia Commons

  The busiest airport on Hawaii Island has had two power outages of an hour or longer over the past two weeks.  Both created significant problems.  HPR's Sherry Bracken reports from Kona.