HELCO reports power outages
Hawaii Electric Light Co. said fallen trees caused by gusty winds from Tropical Storm Flossie are causing power outages throughout the lower Puna area.
Approximately 5,000 customers were without power as of about 2 p.m.
The affected areas include 2,800 customers from Volcano to Glenwood; 2,200 customers from Kalapana to Nanawale; and 1,300 in Panaewa. Service has been restored to the Mountain View and Kurtistown areas.
“The safety of our employees and customers is our top priority,” said HELCO president Jay Ignacio. “We are prepared to restore service as quickly and safely as possible.”
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.
Customers may call 969-6666 to report power outages and downed power lines.
See Tuesday’s Tribune-Herald for more information about Flossie’s impact on the Big Island.
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