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HELCO: About 1,900 Puna customers still without electricity

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 1:59 p.m. HST, Aug 17, 2014

Service to 800 customers in Puna was restored Saturday, but approximately 1,900 customers are still without electricity as a result of last week's Tropical Storm Iselle, Hawaii Electric Light officials said.

Crews are working Sunday to restore service to Nanawale Estates, Leilani Estates, Seaview Estates, Kapoho, Hawaiian Beaches/Hawaiian Shores, Hawaiian Paradise Park, Hawaiian Acres, and other portions of upper Puna.

On Saturday, service to customers at the end of Pahoa Kalapana Road was restored.

HELCO's has a Customer Information Center set up at the Leilani Estates Community Center at 13-3441 Moku Street in lower Puna. It will remain open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. - and longer if needed - as the restoration process continues.

Company representatives are on hand to answer questions from the public and provide the status of repairing the damage. A charging station also will be available at the center. Customers may bring their electronic devices to the center and get them charged there, HELCO officials said.

For more information on the Customer Information Center, call (808) 969-6999. To report outages or downed lines, call (808) 969-6666.

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