Submitted by Hawaiian Electric:
As the New Year approaches, Hawaiian Electric reminds everyone to celebrate safely.
If you plan to use fireworks, take time to set them up in a safe location. Keep away from flammable items. Make sure the area is clear of overhead power lines. And don’t hang fireworks on utility poles.
Because overhead power lines are energized and are not insulated, it’s important to keep a safe distance from them. Keep yourself and your ladder, pole, and tie lines at least 10 feet from power lines.
If an object should become entangled in an overhead power line, don’t try to free it. To have the object safely removed, call Hawaiian Electric’s 24-hour trouble line at 1-855-304-1212. In an emergency situation, call 911.
The Hawaiian Electric Companies’ customers in Maui County may call their trouble line at 871-7777, or at 1-877-871-8461 toll-free. Hawaii County customers should call 969-6666.