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


Posted on Sept. 10, 2017


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.

NDPTC Executive Director and University of Hawaii Professor, Karl Kim, Ph.D. says “because we haven’t had a big hurricane in Hawaii since Iniki, we’ve been lulled into a sense of complacency, but as Harvey in Houston and now Irma demonstrate, we really aren’t prepared for the big events.” To view the entire article, click here.