News and Events

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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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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