Update: Kaua‘i Island Utility Cooperative restores power with cancellation of red flag warning
4:45 p.m. Thursday update: Following the cancellation of the red flag warning by the National Weather Service, Kaua‘i Island Utility Cooperative crews have completed inspections of lines in Koke‘e and Mahaulepu and successfully restored power to impacted members.
Electrical circuits serving Port Allen to Mana have been returned to standard settings.
Original post: Due to the Red Flag Warning for leeward areas of the Garden Isle, the Kaua‘i Island Utility Cooperative has cut power to about 100 customers living the Koke‘e and Makaha Ridge areas.
Poles were de-energized after 6 p.m. Wednesday. Power will likely not be restored to this area until after the Red Flag Warning is rescinded and crews have inspected the lines to ensure they can be safely re-energized.
The electrical line serving the Mahaulepu area will also be de-energized. According to the utility cooperative, this impacts a very small number of members and they have been contacted directly.
Electrical circuits serving Port Allen to Mana will be set to not automatically re-close. This means that if power is lost on one or more of these circuits, the areas served by those circuits may not be restored until after the Red Flag Warning is rescinded and crews have inspected the lines.
Cooperative troubleshooters will be patrolling leeward areas and additional actions may be taken if warranted.
These actions will remain in effect until the Red Flag Warning period has ended, currently estimated to be 6 p.m. tonight.