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Dam breach prompts evacuation orders on Hawaii’s Maui island, United States News & Top Stories

HAIKU, Hawaii (REUTERS) – A dam on the Hawaiian island of Maui was breached on Monday (March 8), promptingĀ an evacuation order for everyone in the vicinity of Kaupakalua Dam and along the coast near Kaupakalua Road in Haiku, authorities said.

Heavy rains led to the dam cresting, the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency said.

“Evacuations ongoing in Haiku for everyone in vicinity of Kaupakalua Dam and makai (towards the sea) of Kaupakalua Road.

Maui County officials have been informed that Kaupakalua Dam has been breached”, Hawaii Governor David Ige said in a tweet late on Monday.

Maui County parks were to remain closed until further notice due to heavy rains and flooding, the Department of Parks and Recreation said.



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