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.
Coralie Chun Matayoshi, chief executive officer of the Red Cross in Hawaii, said the county's Department of Parks and Recreation offered to deliver food to the evacuees by personal watercraft, but a nearby business was also dealing with flooding and unable to provide the supplies to be delivered.
Officials will continue rescue efforts when the weather improves.
The National Weather Service recorded almost 27 inches (68 centimeters) of rainfall in a 24-hour period in Hanalei.
Kauai County spokeswoman Sarah Blane said county officials had to call in off-duty firefighters, police officers and lifeguards Saturday night to rescue about a half-dozen people who were trapped by rising floodwaters in Hanalei.
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