Widespread power outages on Maui
Pocket outages remain: As of 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, crews were still working to safely restore power to the remaining affected areas: pockets of Hāna, Hāmoa-Koali, Olinda, Piʻiholo, Kula, Haʻikū, Mākena and Kīhei. A crew is also responding to a small pocket outage on Molokaʻi.
Several communities still without power: Hawaiian Electric crews continue work to restore the remaining affected areas still experiencing power outages. Areas without power as of 8:30 a.m. on Tuesday include: parts of Wailuku, Kīhei, Wailea, Mākena, and pockets in the Haʻikū, Kula, Olinda and Piʻiholo areas. A crew is also responding to the East End of Molokaʻi this morning.
Power restoration continues: As of 6:30 a.m. on Tuesday, outages continued in parts of Kīhei, pockets in Kahului, Haʻikū, Olowalu, Olinda and Pi’iholo areas. Hawaiian Electric reports that crews will be working on repairs this morning to restore power to remaining customers.
A spokesperson for Kaiser Permanente reports that all Maui facilities will open for normal operations on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022. The Maui Lani urgent care facility, which usually stays open until 8 p.m. closed early on Monday due to an area power outage.
Crews working overnight to restore power: As of 9:30 p.m. on Dec. 19, power has been restored to Wailuku. Remaining affected areas include parts of Kīhei, pockets in Kahului, Ha‘ikū, Olowalu, Olinda and Piʻiholo areas. Crews will be working overnight.
4,500 customers till without power: As of 7:30 p.m. Hawaiian Electric was continuing to make progress and working to restore a remaining 4,500 customers affected by storm-related power outages across Maui. Affected areas include parts of Wailuku, pockets in the Kahului, Kīhei, Ha‘ikū, Olowalu and Olinda and Pi’iholo areas. While crews are working into the evening, customers still experiencing an outage by 10 p.m. should prepare for a possible extended overnight outage. Work includes repairing downed power lines and poles brought down by trees and fixing electrical equipment.
Maui Lani Urgent Care is closed due to power outage: Facility located at 55 Maui Lani Parkway is usually open until 8 p.m. but due to power outage it was forced to close early today, Monday, Dec. 19, 2022.
Hawaiian Electric crews work to restore remaining 5,000 customers on Maui: As of 5 p.m., Hawaiian Electric crews are working to restore a remaining 5,000 customers affected by storm-related power outages across Maui Affected areas include parts of Wailuku, Waikapū, pockets of Kahului, Wailea, Makena, Kīhei, as well as Upcountry areas including Olinda and Pi‘iholo, Kula and ‘Ulupalakua, and the Ha‘ikū to Hāna area. Around 2:15 p.m. there were about 12,000 customers across Maui island without power.
Hawaiian Electric advises the public to watch out for downed power lines. “Don’t touch it and stay at least 30 feet away. Beware of any objects it may come into contact with,” according to HECO. The public is advised to report downed lines to the company’s 24/7 Trouble Line at 808-871-7777 for Maui or 1-877-871-8461 for Lānaʻi and Molokaʻi.
Hawaiian Electric crews continue storm-related restorations on Maui: As of 4 p.m., Hawaiian Electric crews are continuing to respond to storm-related outages currently affecting about 12,000 customers across Maui island. A majority of the customers experienced an outage around 2:15 p.m. during the issuance of a severe thunderstorm warning for Maui. Affected areas include parts of Wailuku, Waikapū, Waiehu, pockets of Kahului, Wailea, Kīhei, as well as Upcountry areas including Olinda and Pi‘iholo, Kula and ‘Ulupalakua, and the Ha‘ikū to Hāna area.
Widespread outages across Maui: As of 2:30 p.m., crews from Hawaiian Electric on Maui are responding to outages in the Kahului, Kīhei, Makawao, Nāpili and Kāʻanapali areas. Restoration efforts also continuing for Haʻikū to Hāna area, Upcountry, including Olinda and Piʻiholo, Kula and ʻUlupalakua as well as Olowalu and Wailuku areas. There are also outages in parts of Wailea, and the Waiʻinu-Waiʻale area.
Temporary outage at some Kaiser Maui facilities: As of 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 19, Kaiser Permanente Maui reports it is experiencing power outages at some of its Maui facilities. The facilities remain open for urgent needs and Kaiser is hopeful the issues will resolve soon. Patients who wish to rescheduled can call 833-833-3333.
Power restored to Pāʻia area: As of 9:40 a.m., power was restored to all customers in the Spreckelsville/Hāna Highway/Stable Road/Pāʻia Mini-bypass area. To report an outage, call the Hawaiian Electric trouble line at 871-7777.
220 without power on Maui: As of 8:10 a.m., there were about 220 customers without power in Spreckelsville, Hāna Highway, and Stable Road to the Pāʻia mini-bypass area. Crews are responding.
500 without power on Maui: As of 7:35 a.m., there are about 500 customers without power in parts of Upcountry, including Olinda and Piʻiholo, Kula and ʻUlupalakua as well as small pockets in the Haʻikū, Olowalu, Lahaina and Wailuku areas. Crews are responding.