20 years ago on this date, Hurricane Iniki ripped through Kauai and changed its landscape forever.
The storm killed six people and still haunts some residents who remember that day, so that they'll be prepared if another hurricane strikes again.
"I don't think people got too concerned until the last half day," said Kalaheo resident Ron Crown.
That was part of the problem as Hurricane Iniki caught some people by surprise and others who were unprepared for a Category 4 hurricane.
Just 10 years before Iniki, Iwa passed through the islands.
"I spent Hurricane Iwa in a house, but as soon as Iniki hit I knew it was a whole different animal. Big different. Category 1 and 4 or 5," said Kalaheo resident Dave Chapman.
With winds whipping at more than 140 mph, Iniki ripped through the Garden Isle leaving a path of destruction -- 1,400 homes destroyed.
"I was shocked to see my street and houses all wrecked on one side," said Crown.
Iniki also severely damaged more than 5,000 homes including Chapman's.
"I looked out the bedroom door to see how the ceiling was doing and the whole front of my house was gone," said Chapman.