News and Events

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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Makaha Flood Study Community Meeting

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

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.

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MAKAHA COMMUNITY MEMBERS URGED TO ATTEND PUBLIC MEETING ON FLOOD STUDY

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

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 will share the latest information from a flood study of Makaha Valley. The study was funded by the appropriation of State...

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Flood Insurance Training in Hawaii for Agents

on Mar 16, 2014 in NFIP News, Uncategorized | Comments Off

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 island you plan on attending.  This class is very timely with the passage of H.R. 3370 on March 14, 2014.  Seating is limited, so sign up today. For more information, Please...

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Senate Approves Bill to Curb Flood Insurance Hikes

on Mar 14, 2014 in NFIP News, Uncategorized | Comments Off

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 bill text, click...

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PRiMO Conference Offers Coastal Risk Reduction Courses

on Feb 20, 2014 in NFIP News, Uncategorized | Comments Off

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 (PRiMO) -  A performance level course designed to provide an introduction to flood risk-reduction opportunities...

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Hawaii Dam Safety Workshop Offered in All Counties

on Jan 30, 2014 in Dam News, Uncategorized | Comments Off

Hawaii Dam Safety Workshop

Inspection and Assessment of Dams

March 17-20, 2014

Department of Land & Natural Resources

The Department of Land and Natural Resources, Dam Safety Program is holding a series of one-day workshops on the Inspection and Assessment of Dams.

HRS 179D-30(1) requires that regulated dam owners maintain an operation and maintenance plan, including an inspection and monitoring program.

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