NFIP News

Informational Public Meetings for Hawaii County’s FEMA Flood Insurance Rate MapsPosted on July 3, 2017
ATTENTION PROPERTY OWNERS: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is at the end of a multi-year effort to update and modernize the Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) for Hawaii County.  The FIRM has been finalized and will become effective on September 29, 2017. Hawaii County will host two informational public meetings to inform property owners, […]
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June King Tides Photo Survey starts Friday!Posted on June 22, 2017June King Tides Photo Survey starts Friday! post thumbnail
Join the team of citizen scientists in the Hawai’i and Pacific Islands King Tides Project and help us document the impacts of King Tides (the highest high tides of the year) across the Pacific region. Visit the project website www.PacificIslandsKingTides.org for tide times at locations in the Hawaiian Islands (June 23-24), American Samoa (June 23-24), Majuro […]
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WAI HALANA – May 2017Posted on May 26, 2017WAI HALANA – May 2017 post thumbnail
In this Issue: Is your home required to have flood insurance forever? Tides Carry Flood Threat – A mix of “king tides”, summer swells and high sea levels could imperil coastal areas City and County of Honolulu Updates County’s Floodplain Management Regulations Flood Insurance Safeguards Common Areas of High-Rises” April 2017 National Flood Insurance Program […]
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Anticipated “KING TIDES” Merit Watchful Preparation, Opportunity for ‘CITIZEN SCIENCE’ ObservationsPosted on May 25, 2017
HONOLULU — An observable phenomenon this weekend on shorelines and low-lying areas in Hawaii heralds the arrival of the highest ‘king tides’ of the year, that will occur over a couple days around May 26, June 23, and July 21.  The Hawaii Sea Grant Center for Coastal and Climate Science and Resilience, and Pacific Islands […]
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COMING TO HAWAII: Certified Floodplain Manager ExamPosted on April 12, 2017COMING TO HAWAII: Certified Floodplain Manager Exam post thumbnail
As part the Department of Land and Natural Resources’ (DLNR) annual Floodplain Managers Conference scheduled for August 16th and 17th, 2017, the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) Certified Floodplain Managers (CFM®) Exam will be offered at the conference. In order to take the CFM exam, you must complete and submit the CFM Program Application […]
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Flood Exposures in HawaiiPosted on March 10, 2017Flood Exposures in Hawaii post thumbnail
ICAT and Centauri Specialty have teamed up to host six hours of FREE continuing education classes (three hours of Property/Casualty Law credits and three hours of Property/Casualty Subject credits) in Hawaii. FEMA Region IX’s Flood Insurance Specialist, Edie Lohmann will present on “Flood Exposures in Hawaii”.  State NFIP Coordinator, Carol Tyau-Beam will provide a brief […]
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Flood Insurance Training for Insurance AgentsPosted on March 10, 2017Flood Insurance Training for Insurance Agents post thumbnail
In response to the recent flooding events in NV, CA, and HI, FEMA is hosting two Basic Agent Training webinars entitled, “Key Fundamentals of Flood Insurance”.   The workshops are free and offer continuing education credit for each session attended.  Due to high demand and limited capacity (500 registrant max for each session), the webinars listed […]
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FREE Educational Sessions coming to Kauai and HiloPosted on February 28, 2017FREE Educational Sessions coming to Kauai and Hilo post thumbnail
Title Guaranty is sponsoring two educational sessions in March.  State NFIP Coordinator, Carol Tyau-Beam will provide a legislative update on efforts to amend HRS 46-88 to ensure continued eligibility in the NFIP.  In addition, speakers from Kauai (Stanford Iwamoto and Ka’aina Hull) and Hawaii County (April Suprenant and Bethany Morrison) will discuss various development requirements […]
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Wai Halana – January 2017Posted on January 20, 2017Wai Halana – January 2017 post thumbnail
In this Issue: Insurance Against Extreme Events: Pairing Short-Term Incentives with Long-Term Strategies Free Substantial Improvement / Substantial Damage Workshop Association of State Floodplain Managers comment on HUD and USACE’s Proposal to Implement FFRMS HUD Proposes “Relilience Standard” to Protect Communities and Taxpayer-Funded Investments from Flooding APA Updates 19 year old “Subdivision Design and Flood […]
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FREE Substantial Improvement / Substantial Damage WorkshopPosted on January 3, 2017FREE Substantial Improvement / Substantial Damage Workshop post thumbnail
“Are you thinking about renovating an older home or building?” The Department of Land and Natural Resources will be hosting a 1-day FEMA-led training that will provide an overview of the critical components of renovating or rehabilitating certain existing structures located in high hazard flood zones.  These renovations could trigger compliance with Federal NFIP and Local […]
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