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Hawaii Electric Light Company President Jay Ignacio, right, works with fellow HELCO staff on coordinating power recovery efforts on August 13, 2014. Photo courtesy of HECO.

Iselle: Updates for Aug. 23, 2014

Today, Hawai‘i Electric Light expects to complete power restoration to all remaining customers impacted by Tropical Storm Iselle, with the exception of those who must repair damage to their property before service can safely be restored.

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A home in Hawaiian Beaches was crushed by an Albizia tree fallen from Tropical Storm Iselle. Image taken August 21, 2014. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Iselle: Updates for Aug. 22, 2014

HELCO has completed repairs to all of the major damage Tropical Storm Iselle caused to the electric system in subdivisions in the Puna District. Electric line crews today are focused on a number of smaller outages, each affecting small pockets of customers.

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On August 5 2014, the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) sensor on Suomi-NPP captured natural-color images of both Iselle and Hurricane Julio en route to Hawaii. The image above is a composite of three satellite passes over the tropical Pacific Ocean in the early afternoon. Note that Iselle’s eyewall had grown less distinct; the storm had descreased to category 2 intensity. The bright shading toward the center-left of the image is sunglint, the reflection of sunlight off the water and directly back at the satellite sensor. NASA image by Jeff Schmaltz, LANCE/EOSDIS Rapid Response." width="595" height="396" /> On August 5 2014, the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) sensor on Suomi-NPP captured natural-color images of both Iselle and Hurricane Julio en route to Hawaii. The image above is a composite of three satellite passes over the tropical Pacific Ocean in the early afternoon. Note that Iselle’s eyewall had grown less distinct; the storm had descreased to category 2 intensity. The bright shading toward the center-left of the image is sunglint, the reflection of sunlight off the water and directly back at the satellite sensor. NASA image by Jeff Schmaltz, LANCE/EOSDIS Rapid Response.

Volcano Watch: How do volcanoes affect the weather and climate?

Conventional wisdom among many residents was that the Island of Hawai‘i is immune to hurricanes because its large volcanic mountains obstruct approaching storms, diverting them around the island.

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Albizia trees amongst the utility lines in Hawaiian Beaches. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Iselle: Updates for Aug. 21, 2014

HELCO restores power to about 300 customers in the Kapoho area. An estimated 800 customers remain without power with the bulk of those in Nanawale Estates.

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A Hawaiian Electric Company crew from Oahu clears an Ohia tree from power lines in Hawaiian Acres Wednesday (Aug 13). Photo courtesy of Hawaiian Electric Co.

Iselle: Updates for Aug. 20, 2014

An estimated 1100 customers remain without power. Nearly all of these customers are in Nanawale Estates, Vacationland, and Kapoho Beach Lots. Ice is available for those unable to get to stores in hard hit areas noon at Nanawale Estates and Kalani Honua Retreat.

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A Hawaiian Electric crew works late at night in Hawaiian Paradise Park restoring power to homes for residents. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Iselle: Updates for Aug. 19, 2014

HELCO restored power to 300 customers Monday (Aug 18), an estimated 1,200 customers remain without power. Maps and updates can be found at the Leilani Estates Community Center.

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Hawaiian Electric workers get suited-up with safety gear before working on electrical lines in Hawaiian Beaches. Photo courtesy of Hawaiian Electric Companies

Iselle: Updates for Aug. 18, 2014

HELCO restored power to an additional 400 customers Sunday (Aug 17), an estimated 1,500 customers remain without power. HawaiianTel offering free Big Island phone calls in Nanawale and free WiFi in Pahoa.

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The Red Cross handing out supplies at the Pahoa Community Center Parking Lot. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Iselle: Updates for Aug. 17, 2014

Red Cross volunteers continue to distribute meals and snacks Sunday (Aug 17) to those in need at the Pahoa Community Center Parking lot and Mountain View Gym from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

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Disaster Assistance Recovery Center (DARC) at Pahoa Community Center Friday (Aug 15). DARC will be set-up 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. at the Mountain View Gym Saturday-Sunday (Aug 16-17). Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Iselle: Updates for Aug. 16, 2014

The Disaster Assistance and Recovery Center (DARC) will be set-up 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. at the Mountain View Gym Saturday-Sunday (Aug 16-17).

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Trees fallen on Highway 130 in Puna from Tropical Storm Iselle Friday, August 8, 2014. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Iselle: Updates for Aug. 15

  Video courtesy of BigIslandVideoNews.com Hawaii 24/7 Staff Gov. Neil Abercrombie has signed a supplementary proclamation to extend the state of emergency through Oct. 17, 2014. The original emergency proclamation, issued Aug. 6, was set to expire Friday Aug. 15. The proclamation, which includes the entire state, activates the Major Disaster Fund set aside by […]

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Many trees down, utility poles snapped and lines down along Highway 132 Kapoho Road. Photography by Baron Sekiya | Hawaii 24/7

Iselle: Updates for Aug. 12

Post by Big Island Video News. This drive shows an impressive clearing of fallen trees on Government Beach Road between Hawaiian Beaches and Kapoho intersection (132). We were told it was the handy work of the Hawaii National Guard. (Video courtesy of Big Island Video News) Hawaii 24/7 Staff Hawaii Emergency Management Agency (HI-EMA), formerly […]

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Iselle: Updates for Aug. 11

Hawaiian Electric Company sends trucks, poles and crews from Oahu to beef-up Big Island efforts to restore power to areas affected by Tropical Storm Iselle.

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