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Revised preliminary FEMA Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps (DFIRM) for Hawaii County are available for viewing at Hawai‘i County Department of Public Works Engineering offices at either 101 Pauahi St., Suite 7 in Hilo (808 961-8327) or 74-5044 Ane Keohokalole Hwy, Building D, 1st floor of the West Hawaii Civic Center in Kona (808 323-4850). They are also available for online viewing on the State of Hawai‘i’s Flood Hazard Assessment Tool (FHAT) at http://gis.hawaiinfip.org/fhat. To learn how to view the preliminary maps using the FHAT, watch a short video tutorial.

Comments on the preliminary DFIRMs should be submitted to:

Kelly Gomes, PE
County of Hawaii Floodplain Manager – East Hawaii (Interim)
Department of Public Works
Engineering Division
101 Pauahi Street, Suite 7
Hilo , Hawaii 96720-4224
(808) 961-8327

Kiran Emler, PE
County of Hawaii Floodplain Manager – West Hawaii (Interim)
Department of Public Works
Engineering Division
74-5044 Keohokalole Hwy, Building D
West Hawaii Civic Center
Kailua-Kona , Hawaii 96720-4224
(808) 323-4850

CHANGES SINCE LAST FIRM MAPS (as seen at the August 2015 Public Meetings)

 

What are DRAFT STUDIES ? and what will NOT be included on the FEMA Preliminary DFIRM ?, click here for more information.

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On November 4, 2015, revised FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps for Maui County became effective.  This Physical Map Revisions (PMR) modified Base (1-percent-annual-chance) Flood Elevations (BFEs) and updated the Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHA) along the south shores of Molokai and areas along Waikapu Stream, Kihei Gulch 1, Keokea Gulch, and Waimahaihai Gulch on the island of Maui.  The updated map can be viewed on the State of Hawai‘i’s Flood Hazard Assessment Tool (FHAT) at http://gis.hawaiinfip.org/fhat or call your County Floodplain Manager, Ms. Carolyn Cortez at (808) 270-7253.

Property owners who do not have flood insurance and find that their buildings were newly mapped into an SFHA as a result of the November 4, 2015 map change are encouraged to purchase flood insurance before October 4, 2015 in order to take advantage of lower cost flood insurance.

For more information on the “Newly Mapped into a SFHA” policy, download the FEMA FACT SHEET, here