Kauai Braces for Another Round of Rain

March 19, 2006 - Posted at 1:25 p.m. CST

HONOLULU (AP) _ The Hawaiian island of Kauai is

bracing for several more days of rain, which will increase the

danger of additional flooding or dam breaks.

State officials say they're sending further support to Kauai

while they prepare for the worst. They're hoping to avoid a

disaster similar to Tuesday's dam break at the Kaloko Reservoir

that killed up to seven people.

The search continues for four people still missing since the dam

was breached. Three bodies have been recovered and identified.

Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle has extended Hawaii's state of

emergency through March 26th. That will allow her to quickly

coordinate potential evacuations and disaster relief efforts.

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