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Old August 6th, 2009, 11:48 PM
JohnKSmith JohnKSmith is offline
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Exclamation AP: Hawaii Hurricane response test reveals shortfalls

A powerful hurricane would shut down Hawaiian Electric's grid for 30 days. Streets as far inland as Beretania and the H-1 freeway would be flooded. Debris would block roads. And homes would be damaged across the island of Oahu, if a powerful hurricane struck Oahu, officials said.

The imagined scenario officials have been working with calls for a Category 4 hurricane -- meaning a storm with sustained winds over 130 mph -- to make landfall at Kapolei. The scenario had 130 deaths, 2,000 injuries, and many more missing.

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