Hurricane Iwa

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Hurricane Iwa
Category 1 hurricane (SSHS)
Hurricane Iwa satellite image.
Formed November 19, 1982
Dissipated November 25, 1982
Highest winds 1-minute sustained:
90 mph (150 km/h)
Lowest pressure 968 mbar (hPa); 28.59 inHg
Fatalities 4
Damage $312 million (1982 USD)
Areas affected Hawaiʻi
Part of the 1982 Pacific hurricane season
Hurricane Iwa passing just north of Kauai on November 24

Hurricane Iwa was a hurricane that hit the U.S. state of Hawaii. Iwa was the 23rd tropical storm of the 1982 Pacific hurricane season. The hurricane formed on November 1925, and passed near Kauai on November 24. It died out the next day.[1][2]

The storm caused very bad damage on the islands of Niihau, Kauai, and Oahu. Some wind gusts reached 100 mph (160 km/h), and waves were over 30 feet (9 m) high.[2][3] Iwa damaged or destroyed 2,345 buildings and left 500 people without homes. The storm caused four deaths.

References[change | change source]

  1. Central Pacific Hurricane Center (1982). "1982 Central Pacific Tropical Cyclone Season". http://www.prh.noaa.gov/cphc/summaries/1982.php. Retrieved 2006-12-17.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Mariners Weather Log (1983). "Hurricane Iwa". http://members.aol.com/Rosendalhe/hurrican1.htm. Retrieved 2006-12-17.
  3. Anthony Sommer (2002). "Lessons Learned from Iniki leave officials better prepared for any future disasters". Honolulu Star-Bulletin. http://starbulletin.com/2002/09/08/news/story7.html. Retrieved 2006-12-22.