Revised FEMA Preliminary DFIRMs are now available for viewing on the Hawaii Flood Hazard Assessment Tool

Posted on Aug 14, 2015 in NFIP News, Uncategorized

FEMA has released revised preliminary Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps (DFIRM) for Hawaii County.  They are now available for online viewing on the Hawaii Flood Hazard Assessment Tool (FHAT) at To learn how to view the preliminary maps using the FHAT, watch a short video tutorial.

Paper copies of the maps will also 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).

On August 17th and 18th Hawaii County will be hosting two Informational Public Meetings. Residents and property owners are encouraged attend one of two meetings planned. Personnel from the FEMA, the State of Hawaii’s Department of Land and Natural Resources, and Hawaii County will be available to answer questions, concerns, and provide information on the mapping timeline and appeals process of this new DFIRM.


 Monday. August 17, 2015

Aupuni Center (101 Pauahi Street, Hilo 96720)

Doors open 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm, presentation 6:00 pm-7:00 pm


Tuesday, August 18, 2015

West Hawaii Civic Center 75-5044 Ane Keohokalole Highway, Bldg G, Kailua Kona 96740)

Doors open 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm, presentation 6:00 pm-7:00 pm