Hawaii News — HELCO: 9,200 Customers Are Without Power

(Media release) —

HELCO reports that approximately 9,200 customers are still without power, and crews continue working to restore power. We thank you for your patience and understanding with this effort. Please do not interfere with the operations of HELCO crews.


Distribution of water, ice, and tarps continues at the new Pahoa High School Gym. The distribution will continue while supplies last. Residents should stay in their vehicles and make their way through the line.


The Pahoa Pool and Pahoa Community Center will also remain open 24 hours for residents to take showers and charge cell phones. The pool is not open for swimming.

The American Red Cross has opened a shelter at Aunty Sally’s Lu’au House in Hilo for those who were displaced by storm damage. As with all shelters, bring bedding and provisions for you and your family. No pets are allowed in this shelter.


As our recovery efforts continue, we thank everyone for their consideration, patience and understanding.

2 replies
  1. Circe Selders
    Circe Selders says:

    We are looking for family members from vacation land. Nadean Rutledge, Aaron and Sara Hinkley. Please if you know if they are ok, let us know.
    Thank you,
    Circe selders

  2. Tiffany Edwards Hunt
    Tiffany Edwards Hunt says:

    I am pretty sure you are talking about the Aaron I know, who drives a Jeep… Originally from New York. They are okay… I will tell him to call you when I see him again. I have seen him since the storm
    FYI… They are in house camping mode…

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