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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 ...
Read More NFIP Informational Session at Niu Valley Middle School on May 10th

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 ...
Read More Couldn’t Attend the Disaster Recovery Centers on Oahu?

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 ...
Read More When was your last “Insurance Check-up”?

As part of the efforts of the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUDs) Regulatory Reform Task Force, the agency has determined not to pursue five proposed rules published in the Federal Register and, as a result, is withdrawing the rules from HUD’s Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions. HUD is taking this action consistent ...
Read More HUD Withdrawal of Proposed Rules To Reduce Regulatory and Financial Burden

NFIP Reauthorization

Posted on Jan 13, 2018 in NFIP News, Uncategorized

Property owners who have a flood insurance policy that needs to be renewed in the coming weeks or prospective buyers who will need to obtain flood insurance as a condition of closing their loan, should keep a close watch on Congress and the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).  The NFIP must be reauthorized by next ...
Read More NFIP Reauthorization

DLNR Engineering Division and its consultant, Waimea Water Services, LLC are conducting a study to identify the current and future demands and explore options to evaluate existing and potential new water sources and transmission necessary to meet the agricultural needs of the region.  We are soliciting input for this study and would like anyone with ...
Read More North Kohala Agricultural Water Study Survey

Mark your calendars for the 7th annual “Get Ready Ewa Beach Emergency Preparedness Fair” this Saturday, September 9th from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM at Ewa Makai Middle School.  “Get Ready Ewa Beach” is a free event open to the public. This year’s theme is “Prepare Today…Survive Tomorrow”.  Attendees will be given an opportunity to ...
Read More 7th Annual Get Ready Ewa Beach Emergency Preparedness Fair

Come join the Dept. of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Engineering Division’s National Flood Insurance Program as they participate in the Ready 2 React annual event this Saturday, July 29, 2017 from 10 am to 2 pm at the Pearlridge Center – Uptown. (Last year there was over 2000 in attendance at this event.) DLNR ...
Read More Ready 2 React Emergency Preparedness Fair

To align with mandated security measures, all FEMA web systems, including the National Flood Hazard Layer (NFHL), will require the use of the “https” protocol and no longer support “http.” This change will be effective as of August 1, 2017. After that time “http” links will no longer function. Since Google Earth™ does not support ...
Read More GIS Web Services for the FEMA National Flood Hazard Layer (NFHL)

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, ...
Read More Informational Public Meetings for Hawaii County’s FEMA Flood Insurance Rate Maps