Puna News: Power’s On, but Cleanup Continues

HELCO reports that most residents now have electricity and most stores now have ice, but the cleanup after Iselle continues.

“We have made some great progress,” says Kellie Swift, who has been working with others to clear fallen trees in Kapoho.  But she adds, “There is still a huge need getting rubbish into the dumpsters and off the streets and [we] need people with chainsaws to help with the massive pile of branches”. She estimates that the volunteer crews “still have at least 2-3 days of saw work. And [we] need people with trucks that can help move debris piles to dumpsters.”

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  1. Alan McNarie
    Alan McNarie says:

    Yes, that’s a good question. We contacted Kellie Swift and asked her. There are trees down all over the area, but Swift is directing cleanup operations from a temporary command post in front of the security station on Kapoho Kai Road from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Anyone who wants to help can report to her there, and she’ll direct you to where the action is.

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