Hawai Electric Light Company’s evening Web site report claims that about 1,100 households were still without power in Ainaloa, Hawaiian Beaches, Nanawale, Leilani Estates, Lanipuna, and Hawaiian Acres as of 4 p.m. today. “Due to extensive damage caused by fallen trees, electric service for customers in Nanawale, Leilani Estates, and Lanipuna is expected to be restored by Wednesday,” the release noted. It also stated that crews today restored power to approximately 500 customers in portions of Hawaiian Paradise Park, Orchidland, Hawaiian Beaches, Leilani Estates, Lanipuna, and Hawaiian Acres.
The release gave no explanation as to why those figures didn’t jive with yesterday’s, when the company reported that about 2,900 customers were still without power. The Chronicle has sent HELCO a query about what happened to the other 1,300 households. We’ll let you know what they said if they reply.