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BREAKING: State Of Emergency DECLARED In Hawaii… They Need Our Prayers
Rescuers are combing Kauai’s North Shore by air to look for residents who may be trapped by rising floodwaters that have damaged dozens of homes, washed out roadways and paralyzed an island accustomed to heavy rain.
Kauai and Honolulu firefighters and the Coast Guard are providing air search and rescue operations, officials said, while first responders are also searching for residents by land.
As of about 9:30 a.m., there were at least 15 to 20 rescues on land. No injuries were reported.
Meanwhile, the island continues to get battered by heavy rains and remains under a flash flood warning.
The governor has issued an emergency proclamation declaring a disaster on Kauai.
At least two homes were destroyed in fast-moving floodwaters, and dozens more have sustained damage, officials said.
According to a county spokesperson, two homes were ripped from their foundations Saturday along Wainiha Powerhouse Road on the northern side of the island. Dramatic photos shows at least one of the homes being swept downstream.
Kauai Emergency Management Agency Administrator Elton Ushio said the homes are believed to be vacant.
Meanwhile, dozens of homes have been reported flooded or damaged in the communities of Hanalei, Wainiha, and Haena. Several homes in Anahola are also experiencing flooding.
And mudslides are being reported on several major arteries, including Kuhio Highway, which remains impassable in several areas.
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