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In 2008, the Hawaii Flood Hazard Assessment Tool (a.k.a. FHAT) made it’s debut. The FHAT is a GIS mapping application for displaying and viewing of the National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP), Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) database and allows users to search for parcels throughout the state.  The existing FHAT had not been updated since it’s development until this past summer. ...
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There are more changes to the NFIP as a result of two recent acts passed by Congress. This video will summarize the changes that became effective November 1, 2015. Many of these changes are a result of the implementation of the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act (HFIAA) passed by Congress and signed into law in ...
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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Elevation Certificate (FEMA form 086-0-33) and Floodproofing Certificate (FEMA form 086-0-34) forms are currently under review at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). OMB has extended the expiration date of these forms to November 30, 2015. Until the OMB review process is complete, please continue to use the ...
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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Elevation Certificate (FEMA form 086-0-33) and Floodproofing Certificate (FEMA form 086-0-34) forms are currently under review at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). OMB has extended the expiration date of these forms to October 31, 2015. Until the OMB review process is complete, please continue to use the ...
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    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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Final public meeting will discuss recommended flood mitigation measures for Mākaha Valley   More than 70 residents have attended the first two community meetings at the Waiʻanae District Park in March and September of 2014 as part of the 20-month long Mākaha Valley Flood Mitigation Study that began in June 2013. Residents have shared some ...
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