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Wai Halana – April 2015Posted on May 13, 2015 in NFIP News
In this issue:
  • Tsunami Awareness Month Recognizes 50 Years of Warning Progress
  • What are the Differences Between Tsunami Evacuation Zones and Flood Insurance Rate Maps?
  • Updated “Reducing Flood Losses through the International Codes” now includes Three Model Code-Coordinated Floodplain Management Ordinances
  • Can I get a LOMA in an AO Zone?
  • NEW FLOOD ZONES – Maui, Molokai FIRM Map Changes Anticipated to Become Effective November 4, 2015
  • Insurance Corner – Can I use a BFE from an Engineering Study for a better flood insurance premium in an Unnumbered A zone?
  • Download the April issue of the Wai Halana, click here.
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Wai Halana – January 2015Posted on January 10, 2015 in NFIP News, Uncategorized
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 StudyPosted on December 22, 2014 in Flood News, Uncategorized
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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Makaha Valley Flood Mitigation Study – Final Report (2014)Posted on December 22, 2014 in Flood News, NFIP News, Uncategorized
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 […]
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New FIRM Maps Effective for Honolulu CountyPosted on November 6, 2014 in NFIP News, Uncategorized
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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