KGMB broadcasts covered Iniki’s devastating impact

Image taken from KGMB's 6 p.m. broadcast on 9/11/92
Image taken from KGMB's 6 p.m. broadcast on 9/11/92

It's been 20 years since Hurricane Iniki left no part of Kauai untouched, destroying thousands of homes and killing six people.

Today marks the anniversary of the 1992 hurricane that caused $2.5 billion in damage. While it devastated the island of Kauai, it also caused substantial damage to Oahu.

NOAA says since then, the amount of satellites gathering information over the Pacific has grown. The quality of data has also improved, allowing for better tracking of tropical cyclones.

As the 6 p.m. news began on Friday, September 11th, 1992, Jade Moon and Bob Jones sat behind the news desk at the old KGMB studio on Kapiolani Boulevard in downtown Honolulu and covered the devastating impact Hurricane Iniki had across the state.

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