News and Events

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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Wai Halana – July 2014

on Jul 21, 2014 in NFIP News, Uncategorized | Comments Off

In this quarter’s newsletter: Hawaii Climate Adaptation Initiative Act (Act 83) Sea-Level on the Rise NOAA Sea-Level Rise Viewer When Retreat is the Best Option: Flood Insurance After Biggert Waters and Other Climate Change Puzzles USACE – The Responses to Climate Change Program Sea-Level Rise and Coastal Land Use in Hawaii: A Policy Tool Kit for State and Local Governments Planning for the Impacts of Changing Rainfall and Hydrology in Hawaii Sea-Level Rise and Hazard Mitigation...

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

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

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 (March 21, 2014), which prohibits FEMA from increasing premiums more than 15 percent a year within a single risk class and not more than 18...

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Wai Halana – April 2014

on Apr 30, 2014 in NFIP News, Uncategorized | Comments Off

In this quarter’s newsletter… Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act Elevation Certificates – Do I Really Need One Now? Calculating the Net Area of Flood Openings Coming Soon: Updated FIRMs for Maui County A Strategy to Reduce the Risks and Impact of Dams on Floodplains New Tsunami Evacuation Maps for Kauai County Download the PDF here: April...

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Updates to Phase I Implementation Plan of the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act

on Apr 24, 2014 in NFIP News, Uncategorized | Comments Off

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 subsidies for policyholders affected by Section 3 of the HFIAA. It also provides for acceptance of a statement of primary residence...

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

on Apr 15, 2014 in NFIP News, Uncategorized | Comments Off

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. Download the WYO Bulletin 14014 here

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FEMA Releases Additional Details on the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act

on Apr 3, 2014 in NFIP News, Uncategorized | Comments Off

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.

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Makaha Valley Flood Study Meeting Information Available for Download

on Mar 27, 2014 in Flood News, Uncategorized | Comments Off

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.   We would also like to thank Rep. Jo Jordan (@repjordan) and her office for making the whole event possible.   To download a copy of the...

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President Obama signs Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act into Law

on Mar 21, 2014 in NFIP News, Uncategorized | Comments Off

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,...

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