dangerous fun with hurricane iniki swell. photograph by cory Lum.

dangerous fun with hurricane iniki swell. photograph by cory Lum.

The deadliest and costliest hurricane to ever hit Hawaii (in modern times) was Hurricane Iniki, which struck on Sept. 12, 1992 and caused about $3 billion in damage adjusted for inflation. The storm killed four people and affected 14,000 homes, according to the Weather Channel.

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HAWAIIAN CRISIS >>>> When Tropical Storm Debby formed on June it marked the first time the Atlantic basin saw four named storms before July 1 since record keeping began in 1851

Kaua'i chicken, most ran wold after Hurricane Iniki Photo by LBWestlake

Kaua'i chicken, most ran wold after Hurricane Iniki Photo by LBWestlake

Closed due to Hurricane Iniki in 1992 . To reopen in 2016- Cocoa Palms Resort in Wailuā, Kauaʻi, Hawaiʻ.  How exciting! I'm so glad it will reopen. I hope they restore it to its former glory.

Closed due to Hurricane Iniki in 1992 . To reopen in Spring 2017 - Cocoa Palms Resort in Wailuā, Kauaʻi, Hawaii. Filmed Blue Hawaii here with Elvis Presley.

TOUR OF THE ABANDONED COCO PALMS RESORT - WAILUA, KAUAI - JANUARY 31, 2014. Amazing tour!...,this is the famous resort visited by the rich and famous before hurricane Iniki left it a shambles on 9/11/92. Most famous as the resort featured in Elvis's "Blue Hawaii"

Want to tour the abandoned Coco Palms. This is the famous resort visited by the rich and famous before hurricane Iniki left it a shambles on Most famous as the resort featured in Elvis's "Blue Hawaii"

Hurricane Iniki 9/5 - 9/13, 1992

Hurricane Iniki 9/5 - 9/13, 1992

Hurricane Iniki Rallies Amateurs By Ron Hashiro, KH6JCA (Now AH6RH)  As Hurricane Iniki tore its destruction through the Hawaiian Islands, Amateur Radio operators maintained an exclusive communications backbone. (February 1993 American Radio Relay League, Inc.)

Hurricane Iniki Rallies Amateurs By Ron Hashiro, (Now As Hurricane Iniki tore its destruction through the Hawaiian Islands, Amateur Radio operators maintained an exclusive communications backbone. (February 1993 American Radio Relay League, Inc.

The following events happened on September 11th: 1954- Hurricane Edna blasts New England, 1961-Hurricane Carla strikes Texas, 1963-Typhoon Gloria hits Taiwan, 1992-Hurricane Iniki batters the Hawaiian...                                                                                                                                                                                 More

The following events happened on September 11th: 1954- Hurricane Edna blasts New England, 1961-Hurricane Carla strikes Texas, 1963-Typhoon Gloria hits Taiwan, 1992-Hurricane Iniki batters the Hawaiian... More

Hurricane Iniki Slams Hawaii

Hurricane Iniki ravages the Hawaiian islands with some of the fastest winds ever recorded inside a hurricane. Winds over 200 mph rip off roofs, bend telephon.

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