Crews kept busy responding to downed trees, blown roofs

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The windy weather Sunday brought down trees and roofs.

As of 4:45 p.m. Sunday afternoon, the Honolulu Fire Department reported 12 wind-related calls.

The gusty winds caused these telephone lines in Kalihi to come down, right in front of several homes. Aupuni Street resident Guy Takamatsu says he called the fire department after discovering what had happened.

"Just was windy and came outside the door and the lines was all down already. They said if was electrical would be one fire hazard, so that's why they came out", said Takamatsu.

Crews were also kept busy with blown and damaged roofs.

Firefighters were called to a home on Kakela Iki Place in Manoa just before 8:00 after its roof was partially torn off. Fortunately, no injuries were reported.

The wind also brought down several large trees in the Round Top and Tantalus areas. This one, in the 3600 block of Tantalus Drive forced police to block traffic in both directions while tree trimmers used chainsaws to help clear the road.

Hawaiian Electric crews also responded to several power outages around the island. In Pearl City, 700 customers were initially without power after strong winds knocked over a pole on Hoolaulea Street. Repairs are ongoing, but crews were able to restore service to most customers by noon.