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Power restoration update from Hawaii Electric Light Company (UPDATE July 30, 6 p.m.)


Hawaii Electric Light Company announces that power has been restored to all customers who experienced power outages caused by Tropical Storm Flossie on Monday, July 29, 2013.

Gusty winds caused outages beginning at 10:53 a.m. and continuing through the early evening. About 12,500 customers were affected including customers in lower Puna (Kalapana to Nanawale), upper Puna (Volcano to Kurtistown), Hilo, and Kona (near Kahaluu and Keauhou).

Power was restored to the majority of those customers by 5:50 p.m. The remaining 200 customers were restored between 5:50 p.m. Monday and 2:30 a.m. Tuesday (July 30).

About 600 customers in the Mauna Lani area were affected by a power outage beginning at 7:09 p.m. Monday evening caused by an underground cable fault. Power to all customers in Mauna Lani was restored by 10:05 p.m.

Crews are working to restore power to three customers who reported storm-related outages this morning. If you are experiencing a power outage and have not contacted the company, please call 969-6666 for assistance.

Hawaii Electric Light sincerely thanks customers for their patience and understanding.


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