December 27th, 2008
03:46 PM ET
14 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. Bud Burgoon-Clark

    I wish it was possible to institute a requirement that a poster have an IQ in triple digits (that's 100 or over) before being allowed to post.

    Come to think of it, that wouldn't be a bad requirement for VOTING, either. Had it been in place in 2000 or 2004, we wouldn't have been subjected to eight years of the fascist oligarchy of the Busch Reich.

    Raymond H. Burgoon-Clark
    San Diego CA USA
    happily married to my HUSBAND
    IN SPITE OF the
    Rethuglican konservative kristianist krazies (KKK)

    December 27, 2008 08:04 pm at 8:04 pm |
  2. A in Honolulu

    Most of the power has restored to Oahu. The rhythm of daily life is taking shape, and people are moving along with enjoying the remainder of Saturday. Waikiki got power soon after daylight, and the major shopping malls had power by 10:30 am.

    December 27, 2008 08:04 pm at 8:04 pm |
  3. Shan

    BTW real nice picture of that person with his face blown off on your front page. I swear... you people need to be reigned in. Guess it's time to change my home page.

    December 27, 2008 08:10 pm at 8:10 pm |
  4. chris @ stl

    wow ... this is how media makes news out of nothing, and make millions riled up.

    December 27, 2008 08:10 pm at 8:10 pm |
  5. Gary

    If anyone states that outage is good for the "elitist" Obama, trust me that's there's nothing elitist about staying in a darkened airport, highway, or building for over 6 hours.

    December 27, 2008 08:21 pm at 8:21 pm |
  6. HouseDiva

    the Obamas are black...they know how to survive without power 😉

    December 27, 2008 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
  7. Helen, VT

    Proud American, You need to get a life. You go to Kenya and see what is going on. I have my right of expression. Truth hurts like you idiot.

    December 27, 2008 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |
  8. katharine

    Kudos to the HECO (Hawaiian Electric Company) employees who climbed a dangerous mountain at night to get this thing fixed. We on Oahu are grateful. Thanks to everyone who practiced aloha and unsnarled the traffic without getting angry. Thanks to the tourists in Waikiki for staying calm. I am proud to live in Hawaii.

    December 27, 2008 08:48 pm at 8:48 pm |
  9. TrueIndependent

    Amazing how the Republicans don't see the power outage for exactly what it is – a devastation of American infrastructure after 8 years of Republican MISRULE.

    Oops, sorry, they would actually have to be educated, and possess the ability to logically reason!

    December 27, 2008 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |
  10. Amber

    Betty, we've seen the birth certificate. It's real. It's there. And if you think some midnight decision is going to keep him from being president, then you're just going to have to repeat after me: President Barack Hussein Obama. America's first African-American president, in office by electoral landslide.
    And there isn't a thing your twisted self can do about it.

    December 28, 2008 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
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