Hawaii rescuers airlift residents after inundations, landslides on Kauai

( CNN) Hundreds of people ought to have evacuated from flood-stricken areas of the Hawaiian island of Kauai after severe rainfall hit over the weekend, leaving swaths of land underwater.

One low-lying area was issued with an evacuation notice over anxieties a dam would burst, and the Kuhio Highway in the city of Hanalei was closed.

The Kauai Emergency Management Agency( KEMA) said multiple landslides “continuously engulfed the roadway from 2 p.m. local period (8 p.m ET) Saturday.”

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