KIUC customers from Hanalei to Hāʻena – prepare for extended periods without power

Posted on Mar 11, 2021 in Hot Topics

Kaua‘i Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC) members from Hanalei to Hāʻena are being advised to prepare for extended periods without power if outages occur while Kuhio Highway remains closed.

KIUC will be using all available means of communication to keep customers informed about current outages, safety alerts, and timeframes for restoration, if known. The KIUC Facebook page will be providing status reports, and the outage map on the homepage of the cooperative’s website is another resource for current information:

You can prepare for the impacts of storms and possible power outages as follows:

  • Protect your appliances and sensitive equipment from power outages and surges that may occur because of bad weather by using surge protectors.
  • During a storm turn off and unplug all unnecessary appliances or equipment.
  • Keep a portable battery-powered radio and flashlights on hand with extra batteries.
  • In case of loss of power, when the power comes back on and is steady, gradually plug in your appliances.

In the event of high winds, objects can come into contact with overhead lines and electrical equipment causing power interruptions. Sometimes during high winds power lines are knocked down. If you see any lines from utility poles on the ground, assume that they are dangerous, stay clear and call 911.

General emergency preparedness information can be found on the Kauaʿi Emergency Management Agency’s website: