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What Causes Hurricane Damage?

"Studies of Hurricane Iniki show that rising water levels forced by waves and low atmospheric pressure at the storm's center are typically the greatest storm-surge threat during hurricanes in the Hawaiian Islands. This contrasts with the flooding caused by hurricanes on the mainland, in which wind acts as the major force driving water against the shore." (Excerpt from ATLAS OF HAWAII, Third Edition, edited by Sonia P. Juvik and James O. Juvik, published by University of Hawaii Press, 1998, pg. 80)

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