NFIP News

Wai Halana – July 2014

Posted on Jul 21, 2014 in NFIP News, Uncategorized

In this quarter’s newsletter: Hawaii Climate Adaptation Initiative Act (Act 83) Sea-Level on the Rise NOAA Sea-Level Rise Viewer When Retreat is the Best Option: Flood Insurance After Biggert Waters and Other Climate Change Puzzles USACE – The Responses to Climate Change Program Sea-Level Rise and Coastal Land Use in Hawaii: A Policy Tool Kit ...
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On May 29, 2014, FEMA issued WYO Bulletin 14026. The purpose of this memorandum is to provide notification of program rate changes the NFIP will implement effective October 1, 2014. The October 1, 2014 rate changes revise premium rate tables to comply with Section 5 of the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014 (HFIAA) Pub. Law No. 113-89 ...
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In this quarter’s newsletter… Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act Elevation Certificates – Do I Really Need One Now? Calculating the Net Area of Flood Openings Coming Soon: Updated FIRMs for Maui County A Strategy to Reduce the Risks and Impact of Dams on Floodplains New Tsunami Evacuation Maps for Kauai County Download the PDF here: April ...
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On April 24, 2014, FEMA issued WYO Bulletin 14016 which updates Attachment A – Summary of Phase I Implementation of the Homeowners Flood Insurance Affordability Act of 2014 – that was previously issued in WYO Bulletin 14014.  The updates include the requirement and option for notifying policyholders of changes in premium resulting from restoring Pre-FIRM ...
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On April 15, 2014, FEMA issued WYO Bulletin 14014 which describes the termination of full risk-rating for all types of Pre-Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) properties covered by Section 3 of the HFIAA which includes primary residences and businesses.  This bulletin also includes a Summary of Phase I of the Implemenation Plan for the HFIAA. ...
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On March 21, 2014, President Obama signed the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act into law. Today, April 3rd, FEMA has issued a WYO Bulletin and Overview informational document that provides furter details about the new law.

On March 21, 2014, President Obama signed the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act into law.  This law repeals and modifies certain provisions of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act, which was enacted in 2012.  More information on the new law and its impacts on the NFIP will be forthcoming. Download the WYO Bulletin, here   ...
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The Makaha Valley Flood Study community meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 25, 2014 from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm at the Waianae District Park.   This study is aimed at proposing solutions to address the flooding issues in areas.  For more information, download the event flyer.

FEMA Region IX’s Flood Insurance Specialist, Ms. Edie Lohmann will be in Hawaii from March 24, – April 1, 2014 to conduct a 3 hour CE accredited Flood Insurance Workshop.  To sign up to learn or refresh your knowledge of the NFIP, please complete one of the attached registration forms based on the date and ...
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On Thursday, March 13, 2014 the U.S. Senate joined forces with the House of Representatives by passing H.R. 3370 to reverse some of the flood insurance reforms that were mandated by the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012.  For more details, read the Insurance Journal article published yesterday announcing the news.  To read the ...
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