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DLNR Engineering Division and its consultant, Waimea Water Services, LLC are conducting a study to identify the current and future demands and explore options to evaluate existing and potential new water sources and transmission necessary to meet the agricultural needs of the region.  We are soliciting input for this study and would like anyone with ...
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Mark your calendars for the 7th annual “Get Ready Ewa Beach Emergency Preparedness Fair” this Saturday, September 9th from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Ewa Makai Middle School.  “Get Ready Ewa Beach” is a free event open to the public. This year’s theme is “Prepare Today…Survive Tomorrow”.  Attendees will be given an opportunity to ...
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Come join the Dept. of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Engineering Division’s National Flood Insurance Program as they participate in the Ready 2 React annual event this Saturday, July 29, 2017 from 10 am to 2 pm at the Pearlridge Center – Uptown. (Last year there was over 2000 in attendance at this event.) DLNR ...
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To align with mandated security measures, all FEMA web systems, including the National Flood Hazard Layer (NFHL), will require the use of the “https” protocol and no longer support “http.” This change will be effective as of August 1, 2017. After that time “http” links will no longer function. Since Google Earth™ does not support ...
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ATTENTION PROPERTY OWNERS: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is at the end of a multi-year effort to update and modernize the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) for Hawaii County.  The FIRM has been finalized and will become effective on September 29, 2017. Hawaii County will host two informational public meetings to inform property owners, ...
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Join the team of citizen scientists in the Hawai’i and Pacific Islands King Tides Project and help us document the impacts of King Tides (the highest high tides of the year) across the Pacific region. Visit the project website www.PacificIslandsKingTides.org for tide times at locations in the Hawaiian Islands (June 23-24), American Samoa (June 23-24), Majuro ...
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WAI HALANA – May 2017

Posted on May 26, 2017 in NFIP News, Uncategorized

In this Issue: Is your home required to have flood insurance forever? Tides Carry Flood Threat – A mix of “king tides”, summer swells and high sea levels could imperil coastal areas City and County of Honolulu Updates County’s Floodplain Management Regulations Flood Insurance Safeguards Common Areas of High-Rises” April 2017 National Flood Insurance Program ...
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HONOLULU — An observable phenomenon this weekend on shorelines and low-lying areas in Hawaii heralds the arrival of the highest ‘king tides’ of the year, that will occur over a couple days around May 26, June 23, and July 21.  The Hawaii Sea Grant Center for Coastal and Climate Science and Resilience, and Pacific Islands ...
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As part the Department of Land and Natural Resources’ (DLNR) annual Floodplain Managers Conference scheduled for August 16th and 17th, 2017, the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) Certified Floodplain Managers (CFM®) Exam will be offered at the conference. In order to take the CFM exam, you must complete and submit the CFM Program Application ...
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ICAT and Centauri Specialty have teamed up to host six hours of FREE continuing education classes (three hours of Property/Casualty Law credits and three hours of Property/Casualty Subject credits) in Hawaii. FEMA Region IX’s Flood Insurance Specialist, Edie Lohmann will present on “Flood Exposures in Hawaii”.  State NFIP Coordinator, Carol Tyau-Beam will provide a brief ...
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