NFIP News

    The Kaneohe/Kahaluu Hazard Awareness and Response Program (KKHARP) will hold its first class on September 23 at 6:30 PM at the Key Project in Kahaluu. They Key Project is located at 47-200 Waihee Rd just mauka of the Kahaluu District Park. The goal of the KKHARP program is to enhance community resilience to ...
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FEMA has released revised preliminary Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps (DFIRM) for Hawaii County.  They are now available for online viewing on the Hawaii Flood Hazard Assessment Tool (FHAT) at www.hawaiinfip.org. To learn how to view the preliminary maps using the FHAT, watch a short video tutorial. Paper copies of the maps will also available for viewing at Hawai‘i County Department ...
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In case you didn’t notice FEMA’s Elevation Certificate (EC) form expired on July 31, 2015.  However, a new form has not yet been released as revisions are being considered. Pending approval by the Office of Management and Budget, two revisions to the current EC have been proposed: 1) addition of a new building diagram (2B) ...
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NEW FEMA FLOOD MAPS FOR MAUI COUNTY TO TAKE EFFECT NOV. 4, 2015 WITH MANDATORY FLOOD INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS – Public information meetings to explain possible new insurance requirements, download Press Release at http://bit.ly/PRmaui

Maui Now July 2, 2015  (By Maui Now Staff) – Important flood risk meetings will be held for residents of Kīhei, Waikapū, Kaunakakai and the South Shore of Molokaʻi. The County of Maui, State Department of Land and Natural Resources and the Federal Emergency Management Agency will hold community meetings for residents of these areas who may be affected ...
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The Final Report for the Makaha Valley Flood Mitigation Study  overviews the existing watershed conditions;  summarizes the flood problem areas;  provides the hydrologic and hydraulic analysis;  presents recommended flood mitigation projects and measures;  and evaluates the effectiveness of each project to mitigate flooding.  This report also provides a summary of environmental impacts of the proposed flood mitigation projects and concludes with future actions needed ...
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Effective November 5, 2014, 12 new FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) panels for the City and County of Honolulu went into effect.  If you own property within the affected panels, please note that your flood hazard risk may have changed.  These changes may have an affect on building permit requirements and/or mandatory flood insurance ...
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Disaster Day 2014

Posted on Sep 17, 2014 in NFIP News, Uncategorized

Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) of Hawaii is hosting a series of informative sessions on the “Life Cycle of a Disaster – Pre, During and Post Phases”.  To register for this event, download the registration form, here  

An informational public meeting to educate residents and business owners on the islands of Maui and Molokai regarding the recently released proposed FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) is planned for September 8th and 9th.  These proposed map changes are tentatively scheduled to become effective in the Fall of 2015 and could impact a property’s ...
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The State of Hawaii’s request for a major disaster declaration due to Tropical Storm Iselle was denied today by Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator W. Craig Fugate. The request sought Individual Assistance for individuals and households affected by the tropical storm in early August and Hazard Mitigation funds for use in statewide projects. Administrator Fugate’s denial letter states: ...
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