Kauai Mayor Bernard Carvalho says the island has a “long weekend’s record-breaking rains and widespread flooding.
Carvalho and Gov. David Ige have signed emergency proclamations to help speed up recovery efforts.
“What we’re really focusing on right now is … search and rescue and a thorough damage assessment,” Carvalho said. “We’ve got a long road ahead of us. I’ve lived here all my life and this is one of the most serious situations on Kauai. Things are just terrible.”