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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. ...
Read More FEMA Releases Phase I Implementation Plan on the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act (HFIAA)

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 Tuesday, March 24th a community meeting was held to share preliminary findings for the Makaha Flood Study, to hear concerns about flooding in Makaha and to gather residents ideas to mitigate flooding.  We would like to thank all that attended for coming and for contributing ideas, information, and comments regarding flooding in Makaha Valley. ...
Read More Makaha Valley Flood Study Meeting Information Available for Download

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   ...
Read More President Obama signs Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act into Law

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.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 20, 2014 MAKAHA COMMUNITY MEMBERS URGED TO ATTEND PUBLIC MEETING  ON NEW FLOOD STUDY BEING CONDUCTED IN MAKAHA VALLEY WAIANAE – The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) along with Townscape, Inc., an environmental planning company, invites Makaha Valley community members to attend and provide feedback at public meeting that ...
Read More MAKAHA COMMUNITY MEMBERS URGED TO ATTEND PUBLIC MEETING ON FLOOD STUDY

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 ...
Read More Flood Insurance Training in Hawaii for Agents

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 ...
Read More Senate Approves Bill to Curb Flood Insurance Hikes

The Pacific Risk Management Ohana (PRiMO) Conference is coming up in less than a month and there are a few courses that are Floodplain Managment related.  Attached are the flyers for the Coastal Flood Risk Reduction and Coastal Community Resilience Courses offered at the Conference.  For registration information, go to NOAA’s PRiMO website  Coastal Flood Risk Reduction ...
Read More PRiMO Conference Offers Coastal Risk Reduction Courses