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25 years after Iniki, state’s emergency shelters remain inadequate

  • STAR-ADVERTISER / 1992

    Dr. Richard Guttler gives a “thumbs up” despite the Hurricane Iniki damage to his home. Next to him is his daughter Jenn. This is the view up from Hoona Road in Poipu.

  • STAR-ADVERTISER / 1992

    As Hurricane Iniki rips through Kauai, people huddle in the cramped hallway in one of the buildings at Kauai Community College.

  • STAR-ADVERTISER / 1992

    Lawai residents Hank Sato, Larry Matsuwaki and Landon Matsuwaki, 13, repair their damaged roof with blue plastic tarps. Immediately after the storm these blue tarps and generators were in high demand, becoming difficult to find even on Oahu.

Twenty-five years after Hurricane Iniki pummeled Kauai, Hawaii has made substantial progress in some ways to prepare for the next major hurricane. But the state remains significantly ill-prepared in other areas. Read more

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