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Severe Rainfall Strands Dozens at Hawaii Evacuation Shelter

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.

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

About 40 people — mostly tourists — were stranded Sunday at Hanalei Elementary School, where the American Red Cross had opened an evacuation shelter. They briefly ran out of food and water.

Coralie Chun Matayoshi, chief executive officer of the Red Cross in Hawaii, said the county’s Department of …read more