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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - November 29, 1982, Tokyo, JapanMonday november 29, 1982 Pacific stars and stripes sub May restart Island Generator compiled from wire services Honolulu the nuclear attack submarine Indianapolis was ordered into Harbor sunday on Hurri Cane battered Kauai to Supply Power if needed to help restart generating station that provides the Island with electricity. Meanwhile the army said Soldier was crushed to death by a Large log that was being carried by tractor trailer Rig to a dump at Schofield Barracks during a storm cleanup operation. It declined to release his name until relatives were notified. A disaster area president Reagan declared Hawaii disaster area meaning that Federal Aid will be on its Way to the islands. Officials also said they we reconsidering declaring the deaths of two women wednesday the two were killed when a refuse truck smashed into their Small car at an intersection where a stoplight was t working. Authorities also reported that Joseph Orban 24, a tourist from Alberta Canada is missing an presumed drowned after being sucked into an underwater Tunnel leading to the Ocean from a natural Shore Side Pool. He and another Man were knocked into the Pool thursday by problems which will have to be the nuclear powered submarine Indianapolis on the Way to Kauai. Large Waves kicked up in Hurricane Iwa s Wake fire officials said. The other Man managed to reach safety. A boost to get things started the Indianapolis has been ordered into Nawi Wili Harbor in Antici pation of the Kauai electric com Pany s repair to Power Cable dam age during Hurricane Iwa Nav spokesman Ken Ledbetter said. The 2.5-mile Power Cable would answered before we know if it can work but we Are willing to do it restart the Generator if it impossible said it. Cmdr. Terry Forrester a spokesman for the commander in chief of the Pacific. Navy ships have done this before Forrester said i Don t know if it s been done with submarine before but we deter mined that no surface vessels Are available which could Supply As naval air station at Point Magu getting electricity to hospitals Corn-calif., Forrester added. They were Mun cation centers and a to have been put aboard a Barge for Kauai on saturday morning. We May use both options Forrester said. It s not a simple also were flown to Kauai from other islands. Ter pumping stations. Utility officials said it probably will be two to three weeks before full service is restored. Carry electricity from the submarine much Power As they the Kauai electric company some 1,500 kilowatts were needed tuesday. It _ still no electricity the Island was still without electricity five Days after the storm ripped through the islands on we d like to try to get 90 percent of the system up in two weeks said Kelvin Kai transmission and distribution manager of Kauai electric co. Generating station which needed a boost to get started again the Navy Are a number of technical Kauai electric officials , generators that can provide 15,000 kilowatts of Power were being flown to Hawaii from the full Power May be a month away on Oahu about 1,000 residents in repair Crews have been flown in one Hurricane battered area May not from other islands to try to restore Power on Kauai. Priority on Kauai is being Given to electrical and Telephone poles list to the Side on the Waianae coast of Oahu. A have full electrical Power for month said a spokesman for hawaiian electric co. The damage to the Nana Kuli area has been extensive and it May literally be weeks before Power i restored to portions of Nana Kuli he Hawaii army National guard and the 25th infantry division were out again saturday on Oahu setting up generators and water tanks i various locations. 10 hours and millions in damage Hurricane Iwa raked Niihau Kauai and Oahu for about 10 hours causing millions in losses an cutting Power or water to More than a Quarter million red Cross said 200 Homes were destroyed 959 sustained major damage and 1,538 sustained minor damage. Sixteen apartments or Condo units also sustained major damage and 26 had minor damage. The red Cross which has been handing out meals issued another urgent Appeal saturday for Volun Teers and Money for building sup plies but said food and clothing were not needed. National weather service spokes Man de Manning said All the warnings in the world could not have lessened Iwa s Impact. Even if we give perfect warnings nobody can Stop the wind he said. Responding to criticism that the weather service did not give enough warning of the building storm Manning said Iwa grew in strength and Speed very was in the news for several Days that it was Down there moving slowly in this direction and then it just took off he said

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