U. of Hawaii's Main Library Damaged by Flood

This AP story details the destruction of flood waters at the University of Hawaii's main research library.

Heavy rain sent water as much as 8 feet deep rushing through the University of Hawaii's main research library, destroying irreplaceable documents (maps and aerial photos) and books, toppling doors and walls and forcing a few students to break a window to escape.

Ten inches of rain fell in 24 hours starting Saturday morning in the Manoa Valley near Waikiki. Several cars were carried downstream when Manoa Stream overflowed its banks, and a school and church that were supposed to serve as polling places for Tuesday's election also were damaged.

Gov. Linda Lingle toured the university Sunday and declared Manoa Valley a state disaster area.

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