News and Events

Wai Halana – January 2015

on Jan 10, 2015 in NFIP News, Uncategorized | Comments Off

In this quarter’s newsletter: I Didn’t Plan to Renovate the ENTIRE House When I Bought It” Required Documentation for Preferred Risk Policies How April 2015 Program Changes Will Affect Flood Insurance Premiums Map Update Changes Flood Insurance Need For Some Download the PDF here: January 2015

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Final Public Meeting for Makaha Flood Study

on Dec 22, 2014 in Flood News, Uncategorized | Comments Off

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 of the flooding issues that they have been experiencing in Mākaha Valley and have been introduced to some of the preliminary recommended flood...

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Makaha Valley Flood Mitigation Study – Final Report (2014)

on Dec 22, 2014 in Flood News, NFIP News, Uncategorized | Comments Off

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 for...

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New FIRM Maps Effective for Honolulu County

on Nov 6, 2014 in NFIP News, Uncategorized | Comments Off

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 requirements.  To view the FIRM maps and confirm your flood hazard zone, visit FEMA’s Map Service Center or the Flood Hazard Assessment...

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Wai Halana – October 2014

on Sep 25, 2014 in NFIP News, Uncategorized | Comments Off

In this quarter’s newsletter: New Online Dam and Reservoir Tool Updated Flood Maps for Holualoa and Waiaha Drainageways New FEMA Map Service Center Portal FEMA Broadens Scope of HMA Programs Using FEMA DFIRM Shapefiles in AutoCad New Preliminary DFIRMs Released for Maui County Levee Certification vs. Accreditation Conference Theme “Planning for the Rising Tide” Attracts Record Attendance Download the PDF here:  October...

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Disaster Day 2014

on Sep 17, 2014 in NFIP News, Uncategorized | Comments Off

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  

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Makaha Valley Community Meeting/Flood Study DRAFT Public Review

on Sep 6, 2014 in Flood News, Uncategorized | Comments Off

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 Highway, Waianae, HI 96792 For more information,...

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

on Sep 4, 2014 in NFIP News, Uncategorized | Comments Off

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 flood risk and requirements for federally mandated flood insurance.  To assist residents and business owners in understanding the map adoption...

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FEDERAL OFFICIALS DETERMINE ISELLE’S IMPACT DO NOT MEET PRESIDENTIAL DISASTER DECLARATION CRITERIA

on Aug 29, 2014 in NFIP News, Uncategorized | Comments Off

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: “it has been determined that the damage from this event was not of such severity and...

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HOME AND BUSINESS OWNERS ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND INFORMATIONAL MEETING ON NEW FEMA FLOOD MAPS FOR OAHU

on Aug 6, 2014 in NFIP News, Uncategorized | Comments Off

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 Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) for the island of Oahu. The meeting will take place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, at the...

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