More than 30 downed power poles reported on Maui; thousands without power

Powerful winds fueled by Hurricane Dora far south of Hawaii are creating dangerous conditions statewide
Published: Aug. 8, 2023 at 1:55 PM HST|Updated: Aug. 8, 2023 at 4:32 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Powerful winds fueled by Hurricane Dora are keeping Hawaiian Electric crews busy statewide as they grapple with dozens of power outages across multiple islands.

At last check, the outages were impacting thousands of customers.

First Alert Weather Day: Hawaii under high wind, red flag warnings as Dora tracks west

And Maui has been hardest hit, with at least 15 separate outages impacting more than 12,400 customers.

Hawaiian Electric said crews were trying to make repairs to about 30 downed poles and multiple spans of power lines in several areas, including in Puamana on Honoapiilani Highway.

Some customers in West Maui have been without electricity since 4:50 a.m. Tuesday.

On Oahu, more than 1,000 customers were without power in Downtown Honolulu and Ala Moana. Outages were also impacting other communities, including Waianae and the North Shore.

On Hawaii Island, several outages were resolved, but a few smaller outages lingered.

Hawaii Island officials said the outages could impact communications.

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