Kilohana Elementary to remain closed for another day due to power outage

Published: Sep. 10, 2018 at 5:25 PM HST|Updated: Sep. 13, 2018 at 8:46 PM HST
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KAUNAKAKAI, MOLOKAI (HawaiiNewsNow) - All public schools reopened Thursday, except Kilohana Elementary on Molokai.

And now officials say the campus will be shut down again Friday because power hasn't yet been restored.

"We will continue to work with county and state partners to monitor the weather through the night for Maui County and Kauai. If there are any updates for these areas, we will let the public know right away," said Superintendent Christina Kishimoto, in a news release.

Power outages on Molokai are affecting about 700 customers, Maui Electric said on Thursday night.

On the east end of Molokai, about 400 customers are being asked to prepare for an extended outage that could run through Friday.

"Olivia dealt a devastating blow to Molokai and we know everyone who was affected wants life and business to return to normal as soon as possible," said Sharon Suzuki, president of Maui Electric, in a news release.

"We have deployed additional crews and resources and we won't stop working until every customer's electricity is back on."

This story will be updated. 

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