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

Blackouts across Oahu

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="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.

soundoff (135 Responses)
  1. Barbara

    Clifford's comment is so KKK – it should be removed

    December 27, 2008 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  2. Bob From Boston

    Dark days are looming for our country...I told you so "the guy has not even been elected and we are in the dark....we will be back in two years

    ps...President elect did you notice that "Stony silence from our soldiers"?

    December 27, 2008 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  3. Barbara

    The media is acting very paparazzi like. Can't the Obama family just enjoy their vacation before they take on the big major responsibility they have coming up?

    December 27, 2008 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  4. Proud American

    Clifford your a complete idiot. I'm willing to bet your parents are brother and sister.

    December 27, 2008 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  5. Debby

    No generator in a 9 million dollar home that is odd.

    December 27, 2008 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  6. malabar

    who cares? sarah! sarah! sarah!

    December 27, 2008 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  7. Bill Williford

    What is this business about a "protective press Detail"? Are they armed? Do they have radio comm with Secret Service or other First Responders? Sounds like a wannabe blowing up his own baloon.

    December 27, 2008 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  8. Charles Phillips

    I do not feel that the blackout would effect Obama in any way.

    December 27, 2008 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  9. JonnyAZ

    I am so glad to see this report – I was so concerned the Obamas were safe.
    Guess they are the only ones impacted by getting caught in the dark.

    Did this article really need to include the name tossing? Like we really care... Happens all the time to people.

    December 27, 2008 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  10. Proud American

    This is so funny, Republicans are such hateful Idiots. I would sure hate to be a republican in times like these. No plans, Lacking a vision, Stupid and when the American people reject them, they become hateful. Their just one big Village full of Idiots.

    December 27, 2008 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  11. phil68

    Rohm Emanel did nothing wrong

    December 27, 2008 03:05 pm at 3:05 pm |
  12. Amber

    Godluvr: thank you. This is my favorite Psalm.

    Psalm 91:1, 5-6, 10-11

    1 he that dwelleth in the secret place of the most high shall abide in the shadow of the Almighty.

    5 Thou shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor the arrow that flieth by day

    6 nor for the pestilence that walkerh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.

    10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.

    11 For He shall give His angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.

    December 27, 2008 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  13. gregg45

    why did not god give power to obama ,, im sure 54 mill people would have been happy to move rocks and build an army of obots to help the messiah ,wake up america,, oh wait,,, thats happen b4... 1935 -1945.. name the god

    December 27, 2008 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  14. Edwin

    Clifford –

    You're R A COWARD, hiding behind the comfort of the internet because you not MAN enough to face your fears straight up and tell a REAL PERSON HOW YOU FEEL. BUT DON’T WORRY. MINORITIES ARE ON THE FRONT LINE IN IRAQ SO YOU CAN SPEAK YOU MIND IN PUBLIC HERE IN THE GOOD OL' US of A. So you can stop running home, jumping on the internet and spewing the crap from your heart, afraid to let people know how you really feel.

    December 27, 2008 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  15. ken

    Why does cnn always show Israel as the bad guy when Hammas attacks israel daily and u don't show Israels damage. Dissapointed in your reporting

    December 27, 2008 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  16. austin

    where are the critics and reporters now... he is in a 4 million dollar house. i remember an article that criticized bush on moving into a 2 million dollar house. the media is having an affair with obama.

    December 27, 2008 03:09 pm at 3:09 pm |
  17. Proud American

    It's because of Idiots like Clifford that abortion is still legal in this country. His Parents should be inprisoned for having children, this is what happens when brother and sister and uncle and aunts and farm aminals lay down together.

    December 27, 2008 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  18. D

    "Proud" American –

    How can you be a proud American and yet hate and despise nearly half the country?

    You are hateful, narrow minded, intolerant, and bigoted toward tens of millions of your own countrymen. You call that patriotism?

    December 27, 2008 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  19. Ernie in LA

    I can not believe that all you Dems refer to the hate that the repubs spew out after all that you say about Bush, McCain, Palin and so many more. There are many on each side to hate.

    December 27, 2008 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  20. redneck

    Gosh that is terrible ! One would think Obama could wave his magic socialist wand and restore order !

    December 27, 2008 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  21. gregg45

    gerry,,as,,,i,,a democrat, who voted 4 the rep,,, yes , for the first time,,, i did,,i want to , wake up one morning,, and find out ,, wow,, i have no other party to vote for,,,,,,, learn b4 u vote... america is a party system... one goes,, so does amerika,,,,,,,,, think b4 u post... i think the new prez was bought,, but i live in america,, i hope you all get what you wished for.. happy new year .cant wait to see all your faces on feb 1 2009 when there aint no check in the mail,,,,,,,,, lololol

    December 27, 2008 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  22. Blue Montana

    I've got some cute song suggestions, how about "Rush the Fat, Ugly Moron", "Hannity the Dillsusional Bigot", and "Dick the Country-Destroying Torturer".

    December 27, 2008 03:20 pm at 3:20 pm |
  23. gregg45

    amber.............................. please betty please,, who did u vote. 4 . proud american,,, how sad ,,, u can say things like that,, but , it was how you were raised,, all others ,,i hope your god obama rises to your hope,,, may your god help us all,,,,

    December 27, 2008 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  24. gregg45

    stop .. press ,, ,obama went into a public bathroom,,,,,,,,,,,

    December 27, 2008 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  25. Samantha

    Seriously people...the power on Oahu was out for 1 million people for almost twelve hours DUE TO AN ELECTRICAL STORM and you have nothing better to do than make snarky political comments?

    December 27, 2008 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
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