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dangerous fun with hurricane iniki swell. photograph by cory Lum.

dangerous fun with hurricane iniki swell. photograph by cory Lum.

Hurricane Iniki Rallies Amateurs By Ron Hashiro, KH6JCA (Now AH6RH)  As Hurricane Iniki tore its destruction through the Hawaiian Islands, Amateur Radio operators maintained an exclusive communications backbone. (February 1993 American Radio Relay League, Inc.)

Hurricane Iniki Rallies Amateurs By Ron Hashiro, KH6JCA (Now AH6RH) As Hurricane Iniki tore its destruction through the Hawaiian Islands, Amateur Radio operators maintained an exclusive communications backbone. (February 1993 American Radio Relay League, Inc.)

Coco Palms Resort Lobby : June 16, 1990  -- Hurricane Iniki hit in 1992 and the resort has been abandoned since.

Coco Palms Resort Lobby : June 16, 1990 -- Hurricane Iniki hit in 1992 and the resort has been abandoned since.

In Hawaiian, the word iniki can mean sharp, piercing gales, like a hurricane. Yet it can also mean to punch or rip, like pangs of love. What better name for these shoes inspired by swift '70s runners?  Suede overlays on the toe and heel lend a vintage look to the stretch-mesh upper. The shiny tongue adds a glossy note. These shoes slip on fast thanks to their sock-like structure. boost™ energises your step, and webbed gum rubber outsole offers great traction.

In Hawaiian, the word iniki can mean sharp, piercing gales, like a hurricane. Yet it can also mean to punch or rip, like pangs of love. What better name for these shoes inspired by swift '70s runners? Suede overlays on the toe and heel lend a vintage look to the stretch-mesh upper. The shiny tongue adds a glossy note. These shoes slip on fast thanks to their sock-like structure. boost™ energises your step, and webbed gum rubber outsole offers great traction.

Hurricane Iniki,  driving through Hanalei a few weeks after the hurricane.

Hurricane Iniki, driving through Hanalei a few weeks after the hurricane.

Hurricane Iniki (1992) struck the island of Kauaʻi on September 11 at peak intensity; it had winds of 145 mph and was a Category 4 hurricane. On the south coast some hotels took several years to be rebuilt. One hotel—the Coco Palms Resort famous for Elvis Presley's Blue Hawaii—never reopened after the hurricane. Electric companies restored only 20% of the island's power service within four weeks of Iniki, while other areas were without power for up to three months.

Hurricane Iniki (1992) struck the island of Kauaʻi on September 11 at peak intensity; it had winds of 145 mph and was a Category 4 hurricane. On the south coast some hotels took several years to be rebuilt. One hotel—the Coco Palms Resort famous for Elvis Presley's Blue Hawaii—never reopened after the hurricane. Electric companies restored only 20% of the island's power service within four weeks of Iniki, while other areas were without power for up to three months.

In Hawaiian, the word iniki can mean sharp, piercing gales, like a hurricane. Yet it can also mean to punch or rip, like pangs of love. What better name for these shoes inspired by swift '70s runners? Suede overlays on the toe and heel lend a vintage look to the stretch-mesh upper. The shiny tongue adds a glossy note. These shoes slip on fast thanks to their sock-like structure. boost™ energizes your step, and webbed gum rubber outsole offers great traction.

Iniki Runner Shoes

In Hawaiian, the word iniki can mean sharp, piercing gales, like a hurricane. Yet it can also mean to punch or rip, like pangs of love. What better name for these shoes inspired by swift '70s runners? Suede overlays on the toe and heel lend a vintage look to the stretch-mesh upper. The shiny tongue adds a glossy note. These shoes slip on fast thanks to their sock-like structure. boost™ energizes your step, and webbed gum rubber outsole offers great traction.

Kauai was in the direct path of the eye of Hurricane Iniki

Kauai was in the direct path of the eye of Hurricane Iniki

HURRICANE INIKI IN THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS - September 11, 1992, by Dr. George Pararas-Carayannis

HURRICANE INIKI IN THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS - September 11, 1992, by Dr. George Pararas-Carayannis

HAWAIʻI HURRICANE SEASON STARTS | HAWAIʻI VISITOR CHECKLIST — from Beat of Hawaiʻi. The official Hawaiʻi hurricane season begins June 1 and runs until December. The last hurricane to hit Hawaiʻi was 21 years ago when Hurricane Iniki decimated Hawaiʻi, primarily Kauai. Even after two decades, hurricanes in Hawaiʻi are something those of us here always keep in mind. The good news is that NOAA has predicted a mild Pacific hurricane season this year. Still, it pays to be prepared.

HAWAIʻI HURRICANE SEASON STARTS | HAWAIʻI VISITOR CHECKLIST — from Beat of Hawaiʻi. The official Hawaiʻi hurricane season begins June 1 and runs until December. The last hurricane to hit Hawaiʻi was 21 years ago when Hurricane Iniki decimated Hawaiʻi, primarily Kauai. Even after two decades, hurricanes in Hawaiʻi are something those of us here always keep in mind. The good news is that NOAA has predicted a mild Pacific hurricane season this year. Still, it pays to be prepared.

DAMAGE SURVEY OF HURRICANE INIKI IN KAUAI by volcantrek8, via Flickr

DAMAGE SURVEY OF HURRICANE INIKI IN KAUAI by volcantrek8, via Flickr