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Secret Service Scrambled To Protect Obama In Blackout

01/28/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

What happens when the President-Elect is vacationing in your state and suddenly a major electrical outage occurs? Apart from the embarrassment, there's the immediate issue of security. On Friday night in Honolulu, Mother Nature took all of Barack Obama's power as the future first family was one of 293,000 customers left in the dark by an electric storm that knocked out practically the entire island of Oahu. The $11 million rental property where Obama is staying lost power at 8:08 p.m. Friday night, prompting a security scramble by Honolulu police, the U.S. Secret Service and the U.S. military.

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