- October 16, 2021
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by: Stephanie Shinno
HONOLULU (KHON2) — Early Friday morning, over 400 customers were without power on the westside and southside of Oahu.
Residents on the westside reported a power outage near Barbers Point, Kalaeloa, Kapolei, Ko Olina, and Makakilo at around 4:02 a.m. Residents living near the airport, or in Aliamanu, Foster Village, Iwilei, Kalihi, Liliha, Mapunapuna, Palama and Salt Lake reported a power outage around 3:56 a.m. on Oct. 15,
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Hawaiian Electric Company (HECO) is working to fix the outages and estimate a restoration of power on the westside by 6:00 a.m. Meanwhile, HECO does not have an estimated time on when power will be restored for those living near the southside of Oahu.
For more information, visit HECO’s power outage map.
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HONOLULU (KHON2) — The state is preparing for the return of tourism ahead of Gov. David Ige’s anticipated announcement regarding tourism and visitors. The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) already has reservations and paid parking systems at popular sites across the state but is looking at rolling out more.
DLNR recently increased fees for parking, entrance and camping ahead of the state’s reopening.
HONOLULU (KHON2) — Friday, Oct. 15, marked the one-year anniversary of the Safe Travels Hawaii program, requiring travelers to show proof of a negative COVID test, and later, vaccination status, to avoid quarantine. It has faced challenges and criticism, but officials consider the program a success.
According to state officials, Safe Travels Hawaii has helped keep Hawaii’s COVID cases down, and the program is likely to remain in effect through the holidays.
HONOLULU (KHON2) — Two people are without a home after Big Island firefighters responded to a building fire on Thursday, Oct. 14.
According to officials, the incident happened shortly before 7 p.m. Thursday on Pohai Street in Hilo. Firefighters arrived at the scene at 7:09 p.m., and the fire was already extinguished prior to their arrival.