When Is Hurricane Season in Hawaii?

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Hurricane season in Hawaii is from June through November. Hurricanes, however, are a rare occurrence in Hawaii. As of September of 2014, the last time a Category 4 hurricane hit Hawaii was Hurricane Iniki in 1992.

When Hurricane Iniki struck Hawaii on September 11, 1992, it was the strongest to hit the state since Hurricane Iwa 10 years earlier. The eye of Iniki passed directly over the island of Kauai. By the time it was finished, Iniki caused six deaths and destroyed 1,400 homes. Hawaii sustained more than $1 billion in damage.

As of 2014, Hurricane Iniki is the strongest hurricane to have ever hit Hawaii in recorded history. Other notable Hawaiian hurricanes are Hurricane Dot in 1959 and Hurricane Nina in 1957.