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

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

Hurricane Iniki (1992) struck the island of Kauaʻi on September 11 at peak intensity; it had winds of 145 mph and was a Category 4 hurricane. On the south coast some hotels took several years to be rebuilt. One hotel—the Coco Palms Resort famous for Elvis Presley's Blue Hawaii—never reopened after the hurricane. Electric companies restored only 20% of the island's power service within four weeks of Iniki, while other areas were without power for up to three months.

Hurricane Iniki (1992) struck the island of Kauaʻi on September 11 at peak intensity; it had winds of 145 mph and was a Category 4 hurricane. On the south coast some hotels took several years to be rebuilt. One hotel—the Coco Palms Resort famous for Elvis Presley's Blue Hawaii—never reopened after the hurricane. Electric companies restored only 20% of the island's power service within four weeks of Iniki, while other areas were without power for up to three months.

Coco Palms Resort Lobby : June 16, 1990  -- Hurricane Iniki hit in 1992 and the resort has been abandoned since.

Coco Palms Resort Lobby : June 16, 1990 -- Hurricane Iniki hit in 1992 and the resort has been abandoned since.

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, 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 9/5 - 9/13, 1992

Hurricane Iniki 9/5 - 9/13, 1992

Kauai was in the direct path of the eye of Hurricane Iniki

Kauai was in the direct path of the eye of Hurricane Iniki

HURRICANE INIKI IN THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS - September 11, 1992, by Dr. George Pararas-Carayannis

HURRICANE INIKI IN THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS - September 11, 1992, by Dr. George Pararas-Carayannis

Westin Kauai circa 1988 - stayed here for a conference

Westin Kauai circa 1988 - stayed here for a conference

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