Birds Fly Into Electrical Equipment Resulting in Molokaʻi Outage

June 26, 2014, 3:22 PM HST · Updated June 26, 3:27 PM

By Wendy Osher

(Update 1:58 p.m. 6/26/14)

A power outage in the Kaunakakai area of Molokaʻi was caused when birds came into contact with electrical equipment, a spokesperson with Maui Electric Company said.

The outage was first reported at around 9:45 a.m. on Thursday, June 26, and affected an estimated 116 customers, according to Shayna Decker of Maui Electric.


Power was restored to a majority of customers within thirty minutes, with full restoration at 10:17 a.m.

(Update: 10:17 a.m. 6/26/14)

Maui Electric has since restored power to all customers affected by a power outage reported earlier this morning in Kaunakakai on Molokaʻi. The cause of the outage was under investigation at last report.

(Update: 10:13 a.m. 6/26/14)

Maui Electric has restored partial power to all customers affected by an outage on the island of Molokaʻi, except Friendly Market on Alohi Street.

(Update: 10 a.m. 6/26/14)

Maui Electric Company has confirmed a power outage on the Island of Molokaʻi affecting parts of the Kamehameha V Highway, Kaunakakai Town, Oki Street, Ailoa Street and laterals. Crews are currently working to identify the cause and restore electrical service as quickly and safely as possible.



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