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Comprehensive Impacts

Inclusion of tropical storms and hurricanes as well as landfalling and by-passing storms ensures a complete view of potential risk

Unique Construction Types

KCC engineers develop comprehensive damage functions to account for unique construction types specific to Hawaii

Accurate Risk Metrics

High-resolution event footprints provide the basis for the most comprehensive and accurate risk metrics for insurers and reinsurers

Hurricane Iniki (1992)
Kaua'i, Hawaii

Hawaii Hurricane Snapshot

The limited overall land area of the Hawaiian Islands prevents frequent landfalling hurricanes. However when storms do impact Hawaii, an inventory of older, single-wall buildings are left particularly vulnerable. The KCC Hawaii Hurricane Reference Model incorporates both landfalling and by-passing hurricanes and tropical storms as well as the unique building inventory of Hawaii in order to provide the full range of potential impacts from tropical cyclone events across the islands.


Explore KCC’s Tropical Cyclone Models by Region

Manage Your Hurricane Risk in Hawaii

KCC utilizes the best available data, science, and technology to create high-resolution, accurate, and transparent global catastrophe models that allow you to make decisions with confidence.