By Steve Dellar  |  04-17-2018   News
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Mudslides and flooding triggered by heavy rain continued to wreak havoc in Hawaii as hundreds of people had to be airlifted from the island of Kauai.

Due to the severity of the flooding disaster on the island, Hawaii Governor Mr David Ige declared a state of emergency.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">HDOT crews and contractors continue removing landslide debris and trees from Kuhio Hwy in Waikoko. Hawaiian Telcom is working to restore utility poles and lines. Kuhio Hwy remains closed between Waikoko and Wainiha. Hanalei Bridge is also still closed. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Kauaiflooding?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Kauaiflooding</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/hitraffic?src=hash&amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#hitraffic</a> <a href="https://t.co/9Q0rZnCbxu">pic.twitter.com/9Q0rZnCbxu</a></p>&mdash; Hawaii DOT (@DOTHawaii) <a href="https://twitter.com/DOTHawaii/status/986036404487704582?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 17, 2018</a></blockquote>

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By now, some 200 people were airlifted out of the flood-ravaged Kauai island whilst homes were ripped from their foundations which forced local residents to flee to their rooftops.

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Reports of some eight separate landslides along the Kuhio Highway also came in.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Rain slowly subsides, but Kauai remains under flood warning - Hawaii News Now: Hawaii News Now Rain slowly subsides, but Kauai remains under flood warning Hawaii News Now Meanwhile, the island continues to get battered by heavy rains and remains under a… <a href="https://t.co/d2KQrcN5lt">https://t.co/d2KQrcN5lt</a> <a href="https://t.co/cTd0oPBjVq">pic.twitter.com/cTd0oPBjVq</a></p>&mdash; globalfloods (@globalfloods_eu) <a href="https://twitter.com/globalfloods_eu/status/986084579457970176?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 17, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. stated: “At this time, it is still too early to estimate the extent of storm damage and costs. Dozens of homes and businesses in the North Shore area and other parts of the island have been damaged, and right now we are focusing on relief, and search and rescue efforts.”

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"I've lived here all my life and this is one of the most serious situations on Kauai."

<blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">VIDEO: Flash floods and landslides swept Hawaii’s Kauai island, after a record breaking 28 inches of rain fell in a 24-hour period. <a href="https://t.co/Wp23Vk85Dg">pic.twitter.com/Wp23Vk85Dg</a></p>&mdash; AccuWeather (@accuweather) <a href="https://twitter.com/accuweather/status/985870294115147776?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 16, 2018</a></blockquote>

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"Things are just terrible. What we're really focusing on right now is search and rescue … and a thorough damage assessment."

Source:

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/37959055/dozens-of-homes-damaged-on-kauai-floodwaters-close-roads

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