As of 6:30 p.m., there are no new outages in Maui County and Maui Electric crews are continuing repair work through the evening to restore electrical service to the remaining 250 Maui customers without power.
These affected customers are in parts of Olinda, Ulupalakua, Pukalani, Haiku and Makena.
“Safety is our number one priority for our employees and customers,” said Sharon Suzuki, president of Maui Electric. “We understand what a hardship it is for our customers to be without power and we sincerely apologize. Our crews have been working around the clock to safely restore power as quickly as possible to everyone. The remaining areas without power were inaccessible due to weather hazards or obstructions that are being removed so we can gain access to these sites.”
Earlier today, Maui Electric restored power to about 7,750 Maui customers who lost service around 9 a.m. due to high winds and heavy rains in areas throughout Maui, including Pukalani and Haiku to Hana.
Work in Olinda and Ulupalakua is progressing as debris is being removed and numerous uprooted trees are being cut and cleared from so crews can access the downed poles and electrical lines.
For customers currently still out in Pukalani, electrical lines and poles went down late Thursday night in the Kaluapulani Gulch in Pukalani. The conditions at that time were too hazardous for crews to safely access the steep terrain. Crews hiked into the gulch Friday and are in the process of removing trees and repairing damaged electrical lines.
Please report any outages, and/or downed power lines and poles, to 24/7 Trouble Lines:
- Maui: 871-7777
- Molokai and Lanai: 1-877-871-8461
Maui Electric crews are prepared to respond to any power outages for the duration of the storm.
Stay away from any downed power lines and call Maui Electric or 911 immediately for emergency assistance.