Domestic Disaster

With damage tentatively placed at $1.2 billion, and four deaths blamed on its swirling Category 4 winds, hurricane Iniki remained front-page news in the U.S. for much of the week. One-third of the homes on the Hawaiian island of Kauai were destroyed, and damage to agriculture is estimated at $78 million. Heavily dependent on tourism for its income, as are all the Hawaiian islands, Kauai may lose $400 million to $500 million in revenues.


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