The strong winds had a big impact across the islands yesterday, blowing down trees and power lines across the State and many had their power knocked out as well.

Alan Yonan, Communication Specialist at Hawaiian Electric, joined Wake Up 2Day with an update.

KHON’s Ross Shimabuku asked HECO the following questions:

  • Can you give us an update on what areas are without power and how many customers are affected?
  • Any updates on the neighboring islands?
  • How soon can residents on Oahu who are being impacted expect their power to come back on?
  • Any advice for drivers or pedestrians who see a dangling power line or downed power pole?
  • What can residents do ahead of time, before the next storm hits, whether it’s yard work or stocking up on food and water so that they can be better prepared?

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