(ABOVE VIDEO) Hawaii County Civil Defense administrator Darryl Oliveira speaks about the recent storm event on the LAVA 105.3 fm Morning Show on Jan. 6.
- About 150 customers remain without power, primarily along the Hāmākua coast, Wood Valley, and a few scattered areas in Puna, according to the Hawaii Electric Light Company. A media release details the many areas where repairs were completed. The job is expected to be completed tonight for most areas except for a remote area in Waipi‘o Valley.
- Water systems in the Kohala and Waimea areas have been restored, however Paauilo is still under a restriction, according to Civil Defense administrator Darryl Oliveira who spoke on the LAVA 105.3 fm Morning Show today.
- A traffic restriction continues on Alii Drive in Kailua-Kona between Hualalai Road and Walua Road. Vehicles are limited to one lane only for north bound traffic.
Hawai‘i Electric Light crews continue to make progress on restoring electric service to customers affected by recent severe weather conditions. About 150 customers remain without power, primarily along the Hāmākua coast, Wood Valley, and a few scattered areas in Puna.
On Tuesday, repairs were completed in Ainaloa, Beers Road, Discovery Harbor, Fern Acres, Hawaiian Acres, Mauna Loa Estates, Orchidland, Nānāwale, portions of Honoka‘a and Āhualoa, most of lower Puna, Pu‘ukapu, and Volcano areas. Today, crews will be working in Āhualoa, Honoka‘a, Kalōpā Mauka, lower Puna, Paauilo Mauka, and Wood Valley. Repairs are expected to be completed tonight for most areas except for a remote area in Waipi‘o Valley.
Hawai‘i Electric Light reminds the community to be safe and treat downed power lines as energized and dangerous. Do not handle or move any fallen or damaged utility equipment. If someone is injured by a downed power line, do not approach them. Call 9-1-1 for assistance.
Customers who remain with power and have not reported it are asked to call 969-6666. The company sincerely apologizes for this inconvenience and thanks customers for their patience and understanding. Hawai‘i Electric Light Company on Jan. 6 at 10:45 a.m. HST