Iselle’s high winds and heavy rain throughout the morning continued to wreak havoc on Maui’s electrical system as crews worked to respond to numerous outages on Maui and Molokai. See the latest animated radar loop of Iselle here. Rainfall totals from Iselle over the last 24 hours include:
1.29 Kilohana, Kauai
1.54 Oahu Forest NWR, Oahu
0.20 Molokai airport, Molokai
5.36 Puu Kukui, Maui
14.51 Kulani NWR, Big Island
Responding crews are currently working to repair a transmission line that is affecting customers in Pukalani and Haiku to Hana. Hana town is currently being powered by two generating units in Hana. Restoration efforts are also underway for pocket outages in Olinda, Kihei, Makena, West Maui, Ulupalakua, and Paia.
Molokai crews are currently working to clear power lines leading into Kalaupapa in an effort to help restore power to the Kalaupapa community.
Updates will be provided as soon as more information becomes available. Please report any outages, and/or downed power lines and poles, to our 24-7 Trouble Lines: Maui: 871-7777 and Molokai and Lanai: 1-877-871-84611-877-871-8461. Maui Electric crews are prepared to respond to any power outages for the duration of the storm.
As the storm clears our area, businesses and agencies are beginning to reopen – if only briefly due to the pending arrival of Hurricane Julio. Queen Ka’ahumanu Shopping Center was set to reopen at 11 a.m. today.