Hurricane Hazards Gallery
Hurricanes cause widespread and extensive damage from high winds, dangerous surf, and flooding. In 1992, Hurricane Iniki hit Kauai, causing 2.4 billion dollars in damage.
Storm surge from Hurricane Flossie (photo below) in 2007 ran up Punalu'u black sand beach. See more details!
Watch video of Hurricane Estelle damage to Puna in 1986.
The photos below are courtesy of the NOAA National Weather Service.
Hurricane Iniki Photos, Kauai, 1992
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This is a false-color satellite image of the Poipu area, showing the ocean, coastline, and agricultural fields. Halfway down the photo, a white line of debris indicates how far inland the storm waves traveled. (Photo copyright NOAA)