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.