by Rep Kym Pine (R-Ewa) 3-5-11
I have been in the scene in the Ewa Beach area throughout the day. While the reports early this morning indicated all areas had electricity, West Loch and Ewa area residents are again without power.
Currently, the Ewa Beach area has power, and has had power all day.
After reviewing all the damage from the downed poles and speaking with workers on the scene, I have become very concerned that the workforce on the scene is not sufficient to take care of this situation. Workers are exhausted from working very long shifts. Some told me they worked 17 hours yesterday and are back on the scene again today to work the same number of hours or more.
I am continuing to work with the Governor in order to ensure that he does everything necessary to restore power to these areas, including a reconsideration of using his emergency powers if the situation does not improve.
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