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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 15, 2006
MAYOR HANNEMANN REASSURES RESIDENTS
He was on an official visit to
Hannemann has been in constant contact with acting Mayor Mary Pat Waterhouse, his staff and the Oahu Civil Defense Agency, which activated its emergency operations center immediately after the first quake occurred at 7:08 a.m.
“Many people were worried and concerned after that first quake, which was widely felt on
“In addition, we realize that the loss of electrical power islandwide has caused a lot of problems and raised a lot of concern for people all over
“Rest assured our first-response agencies have the situation under control,” Hannemann said. “As soon as the power went out, the Honolulu Police Department began placing officers to direct traffic at all major intersections because the signals weren’t working. Meanwhile, the Honolulu Fire Department handled more than 50 calls to assist persons trapped in elevators.”
He advised the public to:
“We want to thank everyone for their cooperation thus far. Until power is fully restored, we need everyone’s kokua,” said Hannemann. “Stay off the road, stay off the phone and save water.”
The loss of electrical power caused two spills of partially treated wastewater, at the
“We know Hawaiian Electric Company is working as hard as possible to restore power to all of
He added that plans have been drawn up to ensure public safety and security in case some areas still don’t have power when night falls.
Bill Brennan, 527-2968
Mark Matsunaga, 527-5767
|Monday, October 16, 2006|