Kauai town blocked by landslide launches makeshift ferry

  • People stand at the edge of floodwaters along Haleiwa Road on Tuesday in Haleiwa, Oahu. Torrential rains have inundated parts of Hawaii for the past several days. (Jamm Aquino/Honolulu Star-Advertiser via AP)

HONOLULU — Volunteers on Kauai’s north shore in Hawaii have launched a makeshift ferry service across a river after a landslide along a two-lane highway cut several towns off from the rest of the island.