Red Cross up­date

The Garden Island - - Morning Briefing -

HONOLULU — Coralie Chun Matayoshi, CEO of the Amer­i­can Red Cross, Pa­cific Is­lands Re­gion, sent the fol­low­ing state­ment Sun­day evening: “40 peo­ple are stranded with­out food or wa­ter at Hanalei El­e­men­tary School shel­ter. The Kauai Fire De­part­ment has been work­ing with the Coast Guard to air lift them by he­li­copter to a shel­ter at Church of the Pa­cific, but se­vere weather has pre­vented this. We are still try­ing to get food and wa­ter air lifted by he­li­copter when the weather clears. We will also be de­ploy­ing four Oahu vol­un­teers to­mor­row for shel­ter­ing, men­tal health, health ser­vices, and gov­ern­ment li­ai­son.”

The Red Cross has also been re­spond­ing to flood­ing on Oahu.

Matayoshi added that on Sun­day, six teams on Oahu con­ducted ad­di­tional dam­age as­sess­ment and dis­trib­uted cleanup kits in Aina Haina, Niu Val­ley, Kuliouou, Hawaii Kai, Waimanalo and Kailua. ••• The Gar­den Is­land

PHOTO COUR­TESY TRAVIS POW­ELL

The cor­ner of Pow­er­house Road was in­un­dated by flood­wa­ters on Satur­day.

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