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Power Restored to Nearly 1K Customers After Kona Low Storm

By Tiffany DeMasters
December 9, 2021, 6:47 AM HST
* Updated December 9, 10:28 AM
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Hawaiian Electric restored power to 900 customers as of 9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8. Thousands of customers in the Puna, Kaʻū and Kona Districts lost electricity after a weekend storm hit Hawaiʻi Island, bringing with it torrential rain and high winds, resulting in downed trees and debris on power lines.

Crews continue to address outages in the Kona and Puna Districts. Kona communities include Kailua-Kona, Kaloko, Holualoa, Captain Cook, and Kealia. Puna areas include Eden Roc Estates, Leilani Estates, Nanawale, Hawaiian Beaches, Hawaiian Paradise Park, Ainaloa, Kurtistown, Fern Acres, and Volcano.

Customers in the Kaʻū community of Wood Valley are still reportedly without power, according to Hawaiian Electric.

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As of 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8, an estimated 3,200 customers were still without power statewide with most of the outages occurring on the Big Island where 2,600 customers were affected.

Hawaiian Electric said most of the power was restored Wednesday, however, officials say customers who are still without power should plan for the potential of at least another day without electricity.

Tiffany DeMasters
Tiffany DeMasters is a reporter for Big Island Now. Tiffany worked as the cops and courts reporter for West Hawaii Today from 2017 to 2019. She also contributed stories to Ke Ola Magazine and Honolulu Civil Beat.
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