Schofield power outage scheduled Dec. 1, impacted areas announced

| November 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Honolulu District
News Release

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — A power outage has been scheduled from 7:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Dec. 1, in preparation for construction of the new Warriors in Transition Barracks, here.

Preparation for construction will require the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Honolulu District to access an electrical manhole on Waianae, which will necessitate the power outage for certain areas on post.

Impacted areas include the following locations:
•9000 block of Hamilton housing area;
•The bachelor officer quarters;
•All trailers on Ayers Road;
•Building 9091, the Youth Center;
•Building 9098, the Child Development Center;
•Building 750, the Soldier Assistance Center
•McNair Gate; and
•Stoneman Field.

USACE representatives indicate that power outage times are approximate, and power will be restored as soon as possible.

Beginning at 9 a.m., Dec. 1, to help prevent food from spoiling, a thousand 20-pound bags of ice will be available, free of charge, to impacted areas. The free ice will be available until supplies run out and can be picked up in the parking lot across from Hamilton Field along Grimes Street.

Work is scheduled to be completed in a timely fashion, and apologies are offered for any inconvenience created during this construction.

Power Outage Tips

Areas impacted by the power outage are asked to follow these tips to prevent refrigerated food from spoiling:

1) Keep freezer doors closed and use provided ice in coolers for beverages. If your freezer is fairly empty, freeze some gallon jugs of water as doing so will help maintain cold temperatures. Be sure to only fill the jugs no more than 75 percent full to allow for the water to expand when freezing.

2) Freezer foods will remain frozen for at least one day — as long as freezer doors are not opened.

3) Ice cream will get soft quickly, so the best thing to do is splurge the night before, if possible.

4) Refrigerators will keep food cold and unspoiled for about six hours. Typically, condiments will be fine for longer than six hours, but leftovers (meat, poultry, fish and eggs) will be questionable after that time frame. Use a cooler to store items that could spoil and keep items in it to eat throughout the day.

5) If you have a neighbor on post who is not affected by the outage, ask if you could bring some items over for his or her freezer or refrigerator.

6) Power down all computers to avoid loss of data prior to 7 a.m., Dec. 1.

7) Fully charge all battery-operated devices, such as iPods, iPads and cell phones. In most cases, they will last for the duration of the outage.

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