The Puna District of Hawaii Island remains the main focus of recovery efforts following Tropical storm Iselle. But heavy rains and wind also did some damage in Ka'u, including Volcano. HPR's Sherry Bracken has an update from the Big Island.
Polls will be open this Friday in two precincts on Hawaii Island. The State Office of Elections has scheduled the voting for all day, but many local residents are not happy with that decision. From Hawaii Island, HPR"s Sherry Bracken has more.
Parts of Hawai‘i Island are still feeling the effects of Tropical Storm Iselle. High wind and heavy rain left more than 30,000 people without electricity last night. Chief Darryl Oliveira is an Administrator with the Hawai‘i County Civil Defense. He says HELCO technicians have been working through the night to help get power back across the island.
Chief Oliveira says as power crews work to bring back electricity, parts of the island may experience brief outages. He’s also urging residents not to approach any downed power lines.