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August 3, 2023

Global warming means Hawaii could face a big hurricane season — most homes aren't ready

  • Many of Hawaii's single-family homes are single-wall construction, a style phased out only in the 1970s.
    Associated Press

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    Children play in the rubble left by the fury of Hurricane Iniki, Sept. 15, 1992, near Poipu Beach, Hawaii, on the island of Kauai.

    HONOLULU — Jan Pappas and Ronald Yasuda hired a contractor to fasten the roof of their 1960s-era home to their walls with metal plates and nails so high winds of a potential hurricane wouldn't blow it away.

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