Updated: September 29, 2022
11:24 a.m. update: Power restoration efforts / school closures
Hawaiian Electric has restored power to a majority of customers on Maui, with the exception of about 100 customers who remained without power as of 10:15 am. Remaining outages are in parts of Central Maui and pockets of Upcountry and Haʻikū.
An estimated 65,000 customers lost power overnight in various parts of the island at around 2:45 a.m.
Crews are currently working to restore power to the remaining customers.
The cause of the outage is still being assessed.
*If you are still experiencing an outage, check to reset your home breaker or contact the Hawaiian Electric Maui County Trouble Line at 808-871-7777.
As of 6:30 a.m. the following 14 Maui public school campuses will be closed today, Aug. 23, due to ongoing power outages affecting the island. All other public schools remain open at this time. Families are being notified.
- King Kamehameha III Elementary
- Princess Nāahiʻenaʻena Elementary
- Lahaina Intermediate
- Lahainaluna High
- Haʻikū Elementary
- Pukalani Elementary
- Kula Elementary
- Kalama Intermediate
- Makawao Elementary
- King Kekaulike High
- Pōmaikaʻi Elementary
- Pāʻia Elementary
- Wailuku Elementary (added at 6:30 a.m.)
- ʻĪao Intermediate (added at 6:30 a.m.)
*Kamehameha Schools Maui (ʻAʻapueo) also advised that the Pukalani campus (K-12) will have NO school today due to the outage. Administrators say the KS Maui preschool is also closed for today.
Water conservation urged:
While Hawaiian Electric Co. crews work to fully restore power to Maui island, Maui County Department of Water is asking everyone to conserve water to reduce demand and extend existing supplies. The department relies on electrical pumps for well pumps, water treatment and distribution.
Water conservation measures include refraining from washing cars or hosing down sidewalks and driveways and not irrigating lawns among other measures.
DMV: Phone and internet service restored at Maui County Service Center in Kahului
All Division of Motor Vehicle & Licensing transactions being accepted
As of noon today, internet and phone service have been restored for offices at the Maui County Service Center in Kahului, except for the Transient Accommodations Tax Office, the Department of Finance reported.
All Division of Motor Vehicle & Licensing transactions are being accepted.
Work is ongoing to ensure that credit and debit card transactions can be processed by staff in the Real Property Tax Division. Following this morning’s power outage, property tax and utility payments were accepted by cash or check only. Receipts were provided manually.
Power has been restored at the Pukalani Satellite Office for the Division of Motor Vehicles & Licensing. The office is open for walk-in customers.
UPDATE: (9:15 a.m.)
Hawaiian Electric crews are continuing work to restore power to a remaining 15,000 customers in areas of Upcountry, East Maui, including Pāʻia and Haʻikū, and pockets in Central and West Maui.
At around 2:45 this morning, an estimated 65,000 customers in various parts of Maui experienced an outage.
With resources dedicated to currently restoring power, the cause of the outage is still being assessed. This includes having to check equipment and power lines before power can safely be restored to all remaining customers.
“While crews are safely working as quickly as possible to bring everyone back online today an estimated restoration time is currently not able to be provided. We appreciate the public’s continued patience and understanding,” according to a Hawaiian Electric spokesperson.
Mayor Michael Victorino asked Maui residents to be patient and respectful while Hawaiian Electric crews work to restore power. County officials say Maui police officers are directing traffic at intersections where traffic lights are not working.
UPDATE: (7:30 a.m.)
Power has been restored to affected customers in parts of Lahaina and a majority of Central Maui and South Maui areas as of 7 a.m. Crews are working to restore power to remaining areas of West Maui, Upcountry, East Maui, including Pāʻia and Haʻikū and remaining pockets.
A Hawaiian Electric spokesperson on Maui said, “We appreciate your continued patience and understanding as crews safely work as quickly as possible to bring everyone back online.”
The number of affected customers and cause of the outage remains under investigation, and is still being assessed.
UPDATE: (6:30 a.m.)
Hawaiian Electric crews have restored power to parts of Central Maui, including Wailuku and a majority of Kahului and South Maui areas, as of 6 a.m. Crews are working to bring back online remaining affected customers in parts of Upcountry, West Maui and East Maui, including Paia and Haiku. The total number of customers affected and the cause of the outage is under investigation, and is still being assessed.
UPDATE (5:30 a.m.):
Hawaiian Electric crews have restored power to parts of Central Maui, including Wailuku, and are working to bring remaining customers back online in Kahului, South Maui, West Maui, Waihee and Waiehu, Upcountry and East Maui. Total number of customers affected and the cause of the outage is still being assessed. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
UPDATE (4:30 a.m.):
Crews working to restore power to various parts of Maui.
Hawaiian Electric crews are currently working to restore power to parts of South Maui, West Maui, Kahului, Wailuku, Waihee and Waiehu, Upcountry and East Maui. The cause is being assessed.
The outage was first reported at around 3 am.
FIRST POST (3:37 a.m.):
We are receiving reports from various parts of the island of power outages affecting, but not limited to, Kahului, Wailuku, and Lahaina. The outage was reported at around 3 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2022.
We are awaiting an assessment and report from Hawaiian Electric on the extent of the outage and the cause.
*Check back for details, which will be posted as they become available.
Original source: https://mauinow.com/2022/08/23/parts-of-maui-without-power/