Pictures of downed trees are coming in from the Big Island Friday morning.
Eric Agrigado sent in a picture from Hawaiian Beaches in Pahoa. He says there were downed tree all over and there was no way in or out.
Pictures from nalani438 showed downed trees in Hawaiian Paradise Park in Puna. People are driving around with chainsaws helping those who need trees cut, according to nalani438.
Just before 11 a.m. Friday, Big Island police announced that motorists need to avoid Highway 19 at the 38 miles marker near Kalopa due to downed utility poles. A detour is available. Please use caution on Highway 19 between the 32 - 39 mile markers due to branches and other debris on the road.
Big Island Civil Defense also says Highway 11 near Kawa Flats is closed due to water over the roadway.
A power outage was affecting 15,000 customers in the areas of Puna, Kohala Mountain and Downtown Hilo. Crews were working to restore power lines knocked down by high winds and downed trees.
Hawaii County Civil Defense says at one point overnight, as many as 33,000 Big Island residents were without power. By 10:30 a.m. Friday, power was restored for about 12,200 residents.
On Maui, Kula Highway is closed at Thompson Road because of multiple downed trees near Ulupalakua Ranch.
The Maui Electric Company says Iselle's high winds and heavy rain continued to wreak havoc on Maui's electrical system Friday morning as crews worked to respond to numerous outages on Maui and Moloka'i.
Responding crews are currently working to repair a transmission line that was affecting customers in Haiku to Hana. Hana town was being powered by two generating units in Hana. Click here for updates on restoration efforts to Olinda, Kihei, Makena, West Maui, Ulupalakua, and Paia.
Moloka'i crews are currently working to clear power lines leading into Kalaupapa in an effort to help restore power to the Kalaupapa community.
As of 1:30 p.m. Friday, Maui Electric restored power to about 7,750 Maui customers who lost service around 9 a.m. due to high winds and heavy rains in areas throughout Maui, including Pukalani and Haiku to Hana.
Please report any outages, and/or downed power lines and poles, to our 24-7 Trouble Lines: Maui: 871-7777 and Molokai and Lanai: 1-877-871-8461. Maui Electric crews are prepared to respond to any power outages for the duration of the storm.
In addition, Maui Electric reminds customers to consider the following safety measures during and after a disaster or power outage:
• Stay away from downed power lines. Assume they are energized, or “live,” and dangerous. If you see someone injured after touching a downed power line, call 9-1-1 for help. Warn others to stay clear. Call the Maui Electric Trouble Line at 871-7777 on Maui or 1-877-871-8461 on Moloka‘i and Lana‘i.
• If a power line has fallen on a car that you are in, stay inside the car if possible and wait for help. If you can, try to break contact with the line by driving the car away from it. If you need to get out of the car right away because of some other pending danger like fire, jump out and away from the car so that your body clears the vehicle before touching the ground and try to land with two feet. Shuffle-walk away. Do this to avoid having your body become an electrical path from the car to the ground.
"Thank you to our customers for their patience and understanding as our crews work to restore power to everyone as safely and quickly as possible," said Sharon Suzuki, President of Maui Electric.
Maui officials say storm-related damage can be reported online. Click here to fill out a damage report.
On Oahu, Nuuanu Pali Drive was closed on Friday due to downed trees. Police also closed 3830 Tantalus Drive due to a tree that was about to topple.
On Kauai, Kaumualii Highway in the vicinity of the Makaweli Post Office in Pakala was closed in both directions due to a utility pole leaning over the highway.