NFIP News

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, here   ...
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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.

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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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In this BW-12 SPECIAL EDITION issue: --Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act 2012 --Understanding the Types of Flood Zones --Pre-FIRM vs. Post-FIRM --BW-12 Quick Reference Guide --Premium Discount Options for Areas Affected by Map Changes --"What does it mean to be Full Risk Rated?" --"What about me?" --Homeowners Guide to Elevation Certificates --Checklist for New Home Buyers --How do I determine my Base Flood Elevation (BFE) ? --October 2013 Specific Rate Guidelines Released --Save Money on Flood Insurance

Wai Halana Newsletter released for July 2013. In this quarter's newsletter... --NOAA EXPECTS BELOW-NORMAL CENTRAL PACIFIC HURRICANE SEASON --CAN EQUIPMENT BE LOCATED BELOW THE BFE AND STILL BE COMPLIANT? --BUYING AND SELLING A PROPERTY MAY TRIGGER FLOOD INSURANCE RATE CHANGES --NEW PRELIMINARY DIGITAL FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAPS FOR HONOLULU --ENHANCED GIS SERVICES FOR MSC AND MIP

The Wai Halana Newsletter for April 2013 has been released. New in this quarter's NFIP news... --WHO’LL MAP THE RAIN? --HISTORICAL HURRICANE TRACK --UPCOMING CHANGES TO THE NFIP --FPM FAQ, CONDO BUILDINGS- TOP OF BOTTOM FLOOR --FEMA BUILDING SCIENCE BRANCH