Hawaii Floods, Mudslides Destroy Homes and Shut Down Roads

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David Ige issued an emergency proclamation for the island where heavy rainfall damaged or flooded dozens of homes in Hanalei, Wainiha, Haena and Anahola.

"We are working with the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency, the Governor's Office, the Coast Guard, and other partners to respond to the immediate safety needs for the people in the hardest-hit area between Hanalei and Haena", said Carvalho "This morning, we will be working to assess the extent of the damage that occurred throughout the night".

The National Weather Service recorded nearly 27 inches (68 centimeters) of rainfall in a 24-hour period in Hanalei.

On Sunday night, another 21 people made their way to the shelter on personal watercraft and boats. The shelter earlier had run out of food and water, but received adequate provisions Sunday, she said.

For those who decide to leave, officials are warning it's unclear when they'll be able to return because of landslides still blocking parts of Kuhio Highway.

The Red Cross said that by this afternoon, flood waters had receded enough for the remaining group to be taken by bus to another shelter.

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Dozens of people are stranded at a Red Cross shelter on Kauai after a storm dropped over 2 feet of rain, causing massive flooding and grounding rescue helicopters. But Kauai County spokeswoman Sarah Blane said the helicopters were grounded when heavy rainfall continued into the evening.

She said most of those rescued were visitors and had no running water or electricity since the weekend.

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There were no reports of major injuries.

The American Red Cross says there are at least four destroyed homes in Wainiha and probably more homes damaged in Koloa, based on aerial photos. NWS noted that this storm was likely to have broken the 28.54 inch record for maximum rainfall in a day that was set in March 2012.

The National Weather Service recorded 28.1 inches (71.3 centimetres) of rainfall in Hanalei between 2 a.m. Saturday and 2 a.m. Sunday. We pay for videos too.

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