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 Honolulu Country Club, 1690 Ala Puumalu St. in Salt Lake. A presentation will begin at 7 p.m.
The impending map revisions include numerous locations on Oahu; however, the most significant changes impact certain areas along Waimalu Stream, Halawa Stream and areas near Coconut Grove in Kailua. To view selected areas that will have flood hazard designation changes, view: Oahu Future Flood Map Changes
These map changes will take effect on Nov. 5, 2014, and could affect a property owner’s requirement for federally mandated flood insurance and compliance with local floodplain management regulations. To check whether your specific property might be affected, watch a video tutorial on how to view the preliminary FIRM using the state’s Flood Hazard Assessment Tool
FEMA Region IX staff, along with staff from DLNR and DPP, will be at the informational meeting to answer questions and assist property owners in determining how the revised maps may affect them.