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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 Emergency Management Agency
3949 Diamond Head Rd.
Honolulu, HI 96816-4495
(808) 733-4301

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County-specific emergency management agencies

Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources

Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs

DCCA’s “My Insurance Doesn’t Cover What?” brochure

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

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