This year marks the 30th anniversary of Hurricane Iniki, the most intense hurricane to strike Hawai'i. Since then, we’ve had many close calls such as Hurricane Douglas, in 2020 which was a nail-biter for folks on the island of Oahu. Yes, we have been somewhat fortunate since Hurricane Iniki, and it’s easy to become complacent about the tremendous and devastating hazards we can face especially when we step outside and look to our beautiful skies each day.
Now all eyes are focused on Hurricane Ian as it nears Florida and the eastern seaboard. What is now being called a catastrophic natural disaster will make landfall with destructive storm surge and tremendous flooding being predicted.
It’s a good reminder for all of us to know that we are still in hurricane season until November 30th. Check on your insurance policies. What does home, hurricane and flood insurance cover?
For information on Flood Insurance, please follow this link: Flood Insurance Publications, or visit waihalana.org and click on the PUBLICATIONS drop down menu.
Our thoughts are with those in the path of Hurricane Ian and with the first responders. ❤
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