Maui Electric Company would like to inform the public that areas of Kula, Haiku, Piiholo, and Olinda are experiencing a power outage. Crews are working to restore power as quickly and safely as possible.
A power outage earlier today in Central Maui has been corrected.
With Maui County and the rest of the state experiencing strong gusty winds, Maui Electric reminds the public to stay clear of downed electrical lines, poles and equipment. If you should see a downed line or pole, call Maui Electric immediately at 871-7777 on Maui and 1-877-871-84611-877-871-8461 FREE on Lana‘i and Moloka‘i or dial 911 in an emergency.
An update will be provided as soon as more information becomes available. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
A fire determined accidental totally destroyed a carport of an Olinda home Monday. Maui Fire Department units were dispatched at 1:20 p.m. Monday to 110 Hawea Place, off Olinda Road. The original report was for a trash can fire. However, on the way to the scene, fire crews learned that it was a possible structure fire, units from Kula and Kahului were also dispatched.
On arrival at 1:35 p.m., firefighters observed a 1,200 square foot detached carport fully engulfed in flames – nearly burned to the ground. Crews managed to bring the fire under control five minutes later, and the Kahului fire crews were cancelled. Fire was called extinguished at 3:20 p.m.
Cleaners working in the home at the time reported the fire. Investigation revealed that improper disposal of fireplace ash into a trash can was the cause. Damages were estimated at $20,000 to contents including a vehicle that was inside and $10,000 to the structure. No other structures, including the main house were damaged and no injuries were reported.
WAILUKU – The Department of Water Supply (DWS) today advised customers that water service disrupted by Friday’s storm has been restored in nearly all areas. Residents and businesses may resume normal water usage except residents on upper Olinda and upper Piiholo roads.
A young Maui woman is in pain – but should recover completely – after a fall in Upcountry Maui Today.
Maui Fire and Rescue Fire Engine 5 and Kahului Rescue 10 responded to a 1:08 p.m. Mountain Rescue at the Waihou Springs Trail in Olinda, where a 21 year-old local female fell off the trail to the bottom of a rocky out dried out river bed. The young lady fell about 20 feet off the side of the trail near the area known as the Caves, while hiking with friends. She sustained severe pain and discomfort to her ribs which made it difficult for her to breath and move.
Rescue crews used a single wheeled basket to hike her, approximately one mile, back up the steep, switch-back trail. Maui Paramedics were waiting at the top of the trail and transported her to Maui Memorial Medical Center with non life threatening injuries.
Maui County Civil Defense trackers report that power is out at the Olinda Water Treatment plant which means Upper Kula residents must conserve their water.
Right now the water tanks are full but no new water can be generated (filtered, treated and pumped) while the power is out.
A candidate for mayor drew more than just interested voters at an open candidate debate and forum at Seabury Hall in Olinda last night. He also attracted the attention of Maui Police. At the end of the candidate forum, Maui Police arrested 49 year-old Nelson Waikiki of Pukalani.
Waikiki was charged with violating the terms and conditions of his release on bail. Other than that, the forum was noted by most as an effective but quiet opportunity to get to know this year’s mayoral candidates better.
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