Power outages reported on Lanai, MECO sends in extra help from Maui

At around 11 pm last night, Lanai based Maui Electric responders were sent to the island of Lanai for a power outage. Power outages were caused by very high winds and brought powerlines and power poles down. Lanai MECO responders did the best they could to restore power to the island.

Additional Maui Electric crews are being sent in by helicopter to Lanai today to start repairs to 19 poles that were downed due to the high winds yesterday. Presently, approximately 1,700 customers are without power and are asked to please plan for an extended outage as crews work to safely restore power. We will continue to provide updates on status of restoration. Thanks to our Lanai customers for their patience and understanding.

Maui Electric encourages people to call their 24 hour dispatch hotline at (808) 871-7777 to report power outages in their area. MECO will then be able to dispatch trouble shooters and repair teams to investigate and bring power back online.

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