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Retrospect: September 11, 1992: Hurricane Iniki

Just two-and-a-half weeks after Hurricane Andrew—at the time the costliest and most destructive storm to hit the United States—struck the coast of southern Florida, Hurricane Iniki slammed into the Hawaiian island of Kauai on September 11, 1992. A Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds of 145 mph, it remains the deadliest and costliest hurricane to affect Hawaii.

 

Contributing Editor SEAN POTTER is a Certified Consulting Meteorologist (CCM), Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM), and science writer with an interest in weather history.

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