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Nowadays it seems like 100-year storms are an everyday occurrence. When the next Iniki-­magnitude hurricane hits Hawaii, all bets are off on how long we'll be without electricity and water. Post-Iniki, only 20 percent of Kauai residents had their electricity restored within four weeks, while some rural areas were without power for up to four months. As a reference point, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) tells its Hawaii employees to be prepared to survive without services for two weeks. [Read More]
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