December 27th, 2008
03:46 PM ET
5 years ago

Blackouts across Oahu

Oahu plunged into total darkness Friday night after a massive power outage hit the island.
Oahu plunged into total darkness Friday night after a massive power outage hit the island.

 

Watch: A blackout leaves everyone, including the Obamas, in the dark Friday night. CNN's Ed Henry reports.

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  1. PJP

    Can the press see him now????

    December 27, 2008 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  2. Cynic

    I'm surprised that Pat Robertson, or some other unstable evangelical christian monkey preacher hasn't claimed that the lightening storms were part of a supernatural warning.

    December 27, 2008 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  3. MLH

    You disappoint me – are they using candles or flashlights? I thought the press pool would make sure that they had immediate access to vital information of that sort!

    December 27, 2008 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  4. D in Honolulu

    Took a full 12 hours for Waikiki and Diamond Head to get their power back up.

    Lost power around 6:30 p.m., and Waikiki usually starts to liven up after dark...too bad for the tourists.

    We're up and functioning just fine now. :)

    December 27, 2008 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  5. Sherrol in Canada

    Hope the Secret Service was on the ball!

    December 27, 2008 01:58 pm at 1:58 pm |
  6. earle,florida

    Leaders in the dark? How fitting,...

    December 27, 2008 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  7. Milhouse van Houten

    Wow,the President-elect sure does pack some power.

    December 27, 2008 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  8. Amber

    Now if we could only have a news blackout on the minutia of the Obamas family vacation, and focus instead on REAL news...

    Enjoy your holiday Mr. President-Elect.

    December 27, 2008 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  9. Gerry

    Earth to the RNC: the ‘n’ word is offensive to anybody who has been paying attention to the cultural development of race relations in the US for the past 50 years. The RNC appears to be destined to complete the termination of the GOP that was begun by G W Bush and nearly completed by John McCain. Way to go, RNC, please keep up the good work. I can hardly wait for the day when the mention of the phrase ‘Republican Party’ is met with the questions: what’s that?

    December 27, 2008 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  10. Ernie in LA

    Maybe the "Blackout" was telling the Obama's to leave.

    December 27, 2008 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  11. Texas Teacher

    There you go..... Even in Hawaii.... :)

    December 27, 2008 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  12. Meka

    Reading some of the Post . . . just goes to show why other Countries view Americans as "NOT VERY SMART" !

    December 27, 2008 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  13. catmom

    So, for the next four years Republicans will blow anything related to Obama completely out of proportion. Yell for a special prosecutor, do everything they can to try and destroy Obama's presidency the same way they did to Bill Clinton. Yeah, sounds like they really love this country. Pitiful, pitiful. Wonder where all you haters were while Bush and Republicans were destroying this country?

    December 27, 2008 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  14. catmom

    So, for the next four years Republicans will blow anything related to Obama completely out of proportion. Yell for a special prosecutor, do everything they can to try and destroy Obama's presidency the same way they did to Bill Clinton. Yeah, sounds like they really love this country. Pitiful, pitiful. Wonder where all you haters were while Bush and Republicans were destroying this country?

    December 27, 2008 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  15. esmith512

    The timing is certainly interesting. What was the /actual/ cause of and /actual/ actors-agents in creating the power failure?

    December 27, 2008 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  16. Erika, KS

    So what? Would this be news if Obama wasn't there? Pathetic.

    December 27, 2008 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  17. Joe Fattal

    That might would have happened on christmas day, or christmas eve. But I guess why spoiling it for eveyone. Dark is black and black is beautiful.

    December 27, 2008 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  18. Lori

    The only blackout that needs to be reported is the blackout in George Bush's head.

    December 27, 2008 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  19. clifford

    Obama: Typical minority, didn't pay his electric bill !!

    December 27, 2008 02:41 pm at 2:41 pm |
  20. hjn

    Can't believe that he's still around to make fun of. little president elect bin laden excuse me obamba whatever, what a joke. The new song is cute, though.

    December 27, 2008 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  21. Brenda C

    Can't believe obama didn't walk out on the water and demand power be restored. Maybe he just needed a smoke in private?

    December 27, 2008 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  22. NUTTER!!!!

    TO_Ernie in LA December 27th, 2008 2:14 pm ET
    Maybe the "Blackout" was telling the Obama's to leave.***Maybe The Blackout was telling you to SHUT the H_LL UP***

    December 27, 2008 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  23. Godluvr

    God, please keep your Ps. 91 protection over PE Obama, family, friends, and all of your people, in Jesus' name. Thank you.

    December 27, 2008 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  24. Steven

    Clifford, when you want to be offensive, you have to go all the way. 'Minority' is not offensive, if you really mean it, why not insult us all the way i.e. be specific. You should feel better when you cross that threshold from 'guy uncomfortable with different people' to 'total bigot'. God bless.

    December 27, 2008 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |
  25. Obama63

    From the comment of the "Texas teacher" I understand why there is such an urgent need to reform the Educational system in this Country.

    The ignorance is so palbable it's scary!

    We really need to do something about this kind of ignorant people, or they will drag all of us down where 8 years of RNC administration was heading to!
    I cannot believe we let these apes (they do not believe in Darwinism, so it makes sense....for them) elect and rielect Bush! They do not even realize the mess we are in is their fault!

    They almost destryed our country, and are still "smart" talking, (sorry, I know it is a stretch) instead of looking for a cave to hide for the NEXT 8 years!

    December 27, 2008 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
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