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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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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 ...
Read More Makaha Valley Flood Mitigation Study – Final Report (2014)

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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     On Tuesday, September 23rd a community meeting was held at the Waianae District Park Multi-Purpose Room to share findings from the Makaha Valley Flood Study PUBLIC REVIEW DRAFT REPORT. We would like to thank all that attended and for sharing their comments regarding flooding and on the PUBLIC REVIEW DRAFT REPORT. The PUBLIC ...
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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  

The Makaha Valley Flood Study, is aimed at proposing solutions to address the areas in Makaha Valley that have experienced flooding  over the years. This second community meeting will present recommended flood mitigation projects for Makaha Valley and discuss next steps for the study. Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, September 23, 20147:00 – 8:30 p.m.Wai’anae District Park,Multi-Purpose Room85-601 Farrington ...
Read More Makaha Valley Community Meeting/Flood Study DRAFT Public Review

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 ...
Read More INFORMATIONAL MEETING ON FEMA’s PROPOSED FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAPS FOR MAUI COUNTY

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: ...
Read More FEDERAL OFFICIALS DETERMINE ISELLE’S IMPACT DO NOT MEET PRESIDENTIAL DISASTER DECLARATION CRITERIA

The State of Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), together with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the City and County of Honolulu Department of Planning and Permitting (DPP), invites home and business owners to attend a public information meeting to educate residents and business owners on upcoming changes to FEMA’s Flood ...
Read More HOME AND BUSINESS OWNERS ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND INFORMATIONAL MEETING ON NEW FEMA FLOOD MAPS FOR OAHU

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 ...
Read More October 1, 2014 Program Changes – Section 5 of the HFIAA