Hawaii has always been a destination for tropical systems like storms, hurricanes, and cyclones. People living in such locations are cursed with such natural formations. However, most of them simply do not give up and build their houses even after hurricane disasters. Hurricane Season Hawaii can be a bit rough since it’s a group of islands after all and people are not so much connected to the rest of the world.
If you want to take a trip to Hawaii, you need to know the start and end days of the Atlantic Hurricane Season. Hurricane Season typically starts on June 1 ends on November 30. Before you visit Hawai, you may want to reconsider your visit days there especially if you are planning a cruise.
Hawaii State was not affected by Hurricanes too harsh in history. There were times that some hurricanes made close passes to the islands. For example, Hurricane Douglas passed so close (47 km) to the islands and left minimal damage.
Hurricane Iwa left extreme damage on the islands in the 1982 Atlantic Hurricane Season. After the massive damage resulted from Hurricane Iwa’s landfall, then U.S. President Ronald Reagan declared Kauaʻi, Niʻihau, and Oʻahu islands as a disaster area. It was the costliest and the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the islands’ history.
However, the 1992 Atlantic Hurricane Season surpassed this, and Hurricane Iniki devastated the islands with causing total damage of $3.1 billion. About 1,500 houses were completely destroyed because of Hurricane Iniki.
After the 1992 Atlantic Hurricane Season, Hawaii has not encountered major hurricanes, tropical storms, and other serious tropical systems. The island state has always been vulnerable to such tropical systems especially Hurricane Iwa could not be reported earlier and the locals could not have a chance to get themselves ready for the upcoming storm.