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No Hurricanes (ever) Huh?!
In response to 144320: Small hurricane?, posted by Mike R95 on Sunday, 26 July 2020, at 11:21 a.m.
Hard to believe, but technically, the Big Island has never been hit by a hurricane in recorded history. There have been plenty of close calls by named storms but none actually made landfall. One passed by and wreaked havoc on the Puna district because of all the weak branched albizia trees. However, the winds were less than 75mph on land, so not hurricane speed.
Quote from Wikipedia: "Hurricane Iselle was the strongest tropical cyclone to make landfall on the Big Island of Hawaii ... If Iselle had made landfall as a hurricane, it would have been the first hurricane to ever hit the Big Island.
Note that it says "if" and "would have been the first". But it didn't so it wasn't.
Δ The Big Island is the best island!
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