More than 100 airlifted after storm hits Kauai

More than 100 airlifted after storm hits Kauai

More than 100 airlifted after storm hits Kauai

As of Sunday night, some 40 evacuees remained at a Red Cross shelter, which had been set up at Hanalei Elementary School.

The Kauai Fire Department was coordinating with the Coast Guard and the Honolulu Fire Department to provide air and search and rescue operations on the North Shore. "The Hawai'i National Guard has deployed two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters, two CH-47 Chinooks, eight Zodiacs and more than 45 soldiers and airmen to support rescue efforts, and to get medical aid and necessary supplies to the area", Gov. Ige said.

The American Red Cross opened evacuation shelters at Kapaa Middle School, the Church of the Pacific in Princeville and at the elementary school.

Water service for Haena and Wainiha customers is out until further notice.

‪Kauai #hitraffic update: Kuhio Hwy remains closed at the Hanalei Bridge due to flooding. School will resume on Wednesday, April 18. However, DOW has issued a "do not drink" advisory and a conservation notice for Wainiha and Hā'ena customers. Crews are working to restore access to the Hanalei District, but it will take some time.

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Power has been restored to some customers in the Hanalei area, while outages continue for Wainiha and Hā'ena customers.

The water conservation notice from Princeville Utilities Co. On Saturday afternoon, the Kalihiwai Reservoir was nearing capacity and residents in the low-lying areas were directed to evacuate as a safety precaution. Officials will continue to monitor the reservoir.

· Hanalei Plantation Road in Princeville due to a sinkhole.

Kaui's Governor David Ige has declared the natural disaster a state of emergency and is committed to providing all available resources available to help the citizens of Kauai.

All residents and visitors on Kaua'i are advised to stay out of flood waters and limit exposure.

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