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September 11th, 1992. A damaged hotel from the hurricane.
Friday, September 11, 1992
The most powerful hurricane in recorded Hawaiian history made landfall on the island of Kauai with 145 mph winds. Thirty-five-foot waves smeared thousands of tons worth of debris inland 800 feet. Kauai lost nearly 1,500 homes and another 5,000 were inflicted with heavy damage. Six people were killed.
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State Information

State of Hawaii Homeland Security
3949 Diamond Head Rd.
Honolulu, HI 96816-4495
(808) 733-4246

Department of Civil Defense Division
3949 Diamond Head Road
Honolulu, HI 96816
(808) 733-4301

Department of Emergency Management
650 South King Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 723-8960

Citizen Corps

Get Involved in Preparing your Community. Citizen Corps, Homeland Security's grassroots effort, localizes preparedness messages and provides opportunities for citizens to get emergency response training; participate in community exercises; and volunteer to support local first responders. To learn more and to get involved, contact your nearest Citizen Corps Council by visiting

Hawaii State Blue Water Citizen Corps Council
3949 Diamond Head Road
Honolulu, HI 98616
(808) 733-4300 x554

Localized Ready Programs

Hawaiians are no strangers to disaster. Eighty-nine percent of residents say they have experienced a large-scale disaster, but only 25 percent say they are very prepared. Get Ready Hawaii launched in May 2012 to encourage Hawai'i residents to fully prepare for large-scale emergencies and disasters, before they happen. The campaign includes a website,, public service announcements that include a TV spot, several radio spots, print advertising, environmental advertising, point-of-purchase displays at retail locations and a significant online/social media presence.