Power Outage hits Puna District, 21 June 2018

Accessed on 22 June 2018, 0353 UTC, Post #17068.


Email from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.


Late this morning, a fallen tree cut power to some homes and businesses in the Puna District.  Here’s the full report from the Hawaii County Civil Defense Agency.

“A message from COUNTY OF HAWAII

This is a Civil Defense Message for Thursday, June 21 at 12:30 in the afternoon.

Hawaii Electric Light Company (HELCO) reports that a power outage occurred at approximately 10:00 a.m. affecting approximately 9,000 customers in the Puna area including: Ainaloa, Orchidland, Waiakea Uka and Pahoa. Power was restored for most of these customers, but approximately 2,500 residents in the Ainaloa area and the shelter at Pahoa Community Center remain without power.

HELCO crews are onsite working to safely restore power. The cause of the outage was a downed tree in Ainaloa.

Treat all intersections controlled by signal lights as 4-way stops until signals are back to working order.  Drive with caution.

We are on watch 24-hours a day for your safety.

This is your Hawai‘i County Civil Defense Agency.”

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Until next time,

Russ Roberts