On Sept. 11, 1992, the strongest and most destructive hurricane to hit the Hawaiian Islands made landfall on the island of Kauai, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Hurricane Iniki hit the United States on the heels of the destruction caused by Hurricane Andrew in Florida and Louisiana.
Iniki slammed into the south shore of Kauai, causing an estimated $1.8 billion in damage and killing six. More than 1,000 people were injured.
The storm lived up to its name Iniki, which means sharp and piercing winds in Hawaiian, as it battered Kauai with winds of more than 100 mph. The storm's high winds accounted for much of the destruction.
About 1,500 homes were destroyed with thousands sustaining significant damage. The most recent hurricane to hit Hawaii before Iniki was 1982's Iwa.
An aerial view of a beachfront resort on Poipu Beach on the island of Kauai Saturday, Sept. 13, 1992, after suffering damage brought on by Hurricane Iniki. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
The hurricane coincided with the filming of the original "Jurassic Park" movie, which was being filmed on the island of Kauai. Steven Spielberg, the film's director, was forced to alter the movie's production schedule and included footage from the storm within the final cut of the movie.
Twenty-one years later, Hurricane Iniki remains one of the costliest hurricanes to ever impact the Eastern Pacific.
As July draws to a close, a storm system swinging up from the Deep South will bring downpours that will break the back of the heat wave in much of the northeastern United States.
Heavy downpours will raise the concern for flash flooding along the Gulf Coast and lower Mississippi Valley through midweek.
A stifling heat wave will remain entrenched across the Northeast much of this week, despite a brief reprieve in humidity for some.
Dangerous heat will surge northward and send temperatures rising across the northwestern United States this week.
Severe thunderstorms rumbled through the Northeast on Monday, lashing the region with damaging winds while also unleashing heavy downpours that triggered flash flooding.
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