Today marks the twenty year anniversary of Hurricane Iniki. Winds in excess of 150 mph trampled our island home giving new meaning to the Hawaiian word Iniki, strong and piercing winds.
The winds and rain came. They destroyed our homes, shook our core and altered our island lifestyle. But as soon as the morning after, Kauai we would be reminded of our islands beauty. An ominous full moon would sit above Mount Waialeale and give us our only light, a glow of purple, Kauai’s color. Hurricane Iniki robbed us of so much, but what it didn’t take was our resilience, our community and our Aloha Spirit.