Waiting For Death
Elie Wolf

I was on Kauaʻi during Hurricane Iniki in 1992. At the time we thought it was Cat. 5, with winds close to 200 MPH. Later we found it to be Cat. 4 with winds about 150 mph. Sounded like a freight train going over head. We were staying at the Kiahuna Plantation on Poipu Beach. We were lucky we got out of there as the storm path went right over that beach. We had met the pastor of a church in downtown Lihue that had a stone passageway between the sanctuary and the offices. It was there that we took shelter. Peeking out one of those reinforced crank type windows I saw entire roofs of houses pinwheeling across the landscape. Kinda scary.

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