The massive flooding that struck Hawaii’s main island on Friday left at least five people dead and thousands homeless, and sent tens of thousands of homes and businesses into a state of emergency.
The island’s governor said Monday that at least 40 people were killed and more than 100 were missing, while officials said more than 10,000 people were displaced by the tsunami.
About 4,000 buildings in Hawaii have been severely damaged, including some of the state’s largest and most recognizable landmarks, including Waikiki and Honolulu Sky Harbor International Airport.
Some hotels were evacuated in areas hit by the powerful earthquake, and more were being evacuated, Hawaii News Now reported.
People were staying at hotels and motels, and some were forced to leave the city, where many are residents of Honolulu.
Some tourists were forced from their hotels, according to a Facebook post by a local travel agent who was in Waikili.
“The hotel in Waialae was not open,” the agent wrote.
“Our guests had to find a hotel in the mainland, which has limited capacity.”
In Waikulu, the mayor said about 200 hotels have been damaged, but that more than 3,000 were left standing.
In the capital city of Honolulu, the National Guard was deployed to provide security, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported.
“We are working to get people out of the city and into the airports,” Mayor Kirk Caldwell said at a press conference.
The National Weather Service said a powerful tsunami warning was issued for the central and southern Hawaiian islands from 8:20 a.m. to 8:40 a.ma., and was expected to be in effect for the next several hours.
The warnings for Hawaii, Guam, the United States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands were in effect until 3 p.m., the agency said.
Authorities are searching for more than 150 people believed to be missing after the tsunami struck.
A man who was believed to have been in the water at Waikoloa Beach on the southern island of Kauai was found at a hotel on Sunday, authorities said.