In response to the National Weather Service Honolulu Red Flag Warning currently in effect for Kauai Leeward areas, KIUC will be taking the following actions this evening, Wednesday August 30, after 6 PM:
- The electrical line serving Kokee will be de-energized. Approximately 100 members receiving power from KIUC in Kokee and Makaha Ridge will be impacted. Power will likely not be restored to this area until after the Red Flag Warning is rescinded and KIUC crews have inspected the lines to ensure they can be safely re-energized.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. 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or more of these circuits, the areas served by those circuits may not be restored until after the Red Flag Warning is rescinded and KIUC crews have inspected the lines.
- KIUC troubleshooters will be patrolling leeward areas and additional actions may be taken if warranted.
KIUC anticipates these actions will remain in effect until the Red Flag Warning period has ended, currently estimated to be 6 PM HST Thursday August 31.