Multiple Outages Due to Wind, Trees

Posted: October 1, 2019 at 12:46 am

October 1, 2019 – Homer Electric Association, Inc. (HEA) experienced numerous power outages starting just after midnight last night due to extremely high winds that hit the Kenai Peninsula. Most outages were due to the gusting winds blowing trees over on to the power lines. The Homer and Nikiski areas sustained most of the outages during this period.

The following is a list of the larger outages during this event:

  • 12:22 AM – 128 members were affected by an outage from Halbouty Road north towards Captain Cook State Park in Nikiski. Power was restored at 8:10 AM. Cause of the outage was a tree had torn down several spans of power line.
  • 12:57 AM – 432 members were affected by an outage in the West Homer area.. Power was restored at 3:25 AM. Cause of the outage was a tree on the power line.
  • 1:04 AM – 729 members were affected by an outage in the Fairview area of Homer. Power was restored at 4:00 AM. Cause of the outage was a tree on the power line.
  • 2:35 AM – 43 members were affected by an outage on Ocean Drive Loop in Homer. Power was restored at 5:28 AM. Cause of the outage was a tree on the power line.
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  • 5:49 AM – 176 members were affected by an outage in the Halbouty Road area of Nikiski. Power was restored at 10:27 AM. Cause of the outage was a tree on the power line.
  • 6:04 AM – 60 members were affected by an outage on Miller Loop Road in Nikiski. Power was restored at 8:25 AM. Cause of the outage was a tree on the power line.
  • 1:28 PM – 128 members were affected in the Nikiski area when HEA opened the line to make final repairs to a line damaged earlier in the morning. Power was restored at 2:50 PM.

Thank you for your patience during this time. Remember to stay away from downed power lines, which may still be live, and call HEA at 888-868-8243 or 911 to report it immediately.