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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has determined the Waimea and Hanapepe levees on Kaua‘i do not provide a high level of protection and are to be de-accredited. New preliminary flood maps, effective in 2020 show areas behind the Waimea and Hanapepe levees to be in a high-risk flood zone. The DLNR Engineering Division, FEMA ...
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The Ala Wai Canal Flood Risk Management Project completed the Feasibility Stage in December 2017 when the Chief of Engineers for the US Army Corps of Engineers submitted the Chief’s Report to Congress.  The Record of Decision for the Environmental Impact Statement was signed by the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works in ...
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Public and private land use planners, community leaders, government and elected officials convene annually for the Hawaii Congress of Planning Officials (HCPO) Conference.  Each year the conference is hosted by the counties on a rotating basis.  This year, the conference makes its way back to the valley isle and will be hosted by the County ...
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Please join us at this years Building Industry Association (BIA) of Hawaii’s Home Building and Remodeling Show at Neal S. Blaisdell Exhibition Hall on January 25th through January 27th.  DLNR’s State NFIP coordinating office will be set up at booth #725, educating property owners on their flood risk and flood insurance.  Stop by and visit our ...
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HAWAI‘I COUNTY, Hawai‘i – Flooding is one of the major natural disasters in the United States. The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) Insurance Division, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and Hawai‘i County invite property owners and renters to an important educational meeting, in Hilo and in ...
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State’s Largest Emergency Preparedness Event returns for its 6th year this coming Saturday, July 28th at Pearlridge Center from 10 AM – 2 PM.  Dozens of city, state, federal and non-governmental agencies will be on hand to offer valuable preparedness information and answer important questions you may have on preparing for an emergency or disaster. The ...
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NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM (NFIP) INFORMATIONAL SESSIONS SCHEDULED MAY 14-17 ON KAUA‘I  Policy holders affected by the April 15-16, 2018 flooding event urged to attend  LIHU‘E – The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), and County of Kaua‘i invites NFIP-insured renters, home and business owners affected by the April ...
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NATIONAL FLOOD INSURANCE PROGRAM (NFIP) INFORMATIONAL SESSION SCHEDULED THURSDAY MAY 10 IN NIU VALLEY  Policy holders affected by the April 13, 2018 O‘ahu flooding event urged to attend HONOLULU – The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR), the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), and the City and County of Honolulu invite NFIP insured renters, home ...
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During the week of April 23rd – 26th, eighteen different State, City and non-government agencies (see agency list) participated in two Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs) held in Waimanalo and Koko Head District Parks.  The DRCs were opened to provided those affected by the recent severe weather, valuable information about available services and assistance at one convenient location. The Department of Land ...
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Much like the same reasons we visit the doctor each year for a physical exam, property owners should also have an annual insurance check up on their home.  The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) suggests homeowners review their policies and find the answers to the following: What type of coverage do you have, How much coverage do ...
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