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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 ...
Read More June King Tides Photo Survey starts Friday!

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 ...
Read More Anticipated “KING TIDES” Merit Watchful Preparation, Opportunity for ‘CITIZEN SCIENCE’ Observations

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 ...
Read More COMING TO HAWAII: Certified Floodplain Manager Exam

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 ...
Read More Flood Exposures in Hawaii

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 ...
Read More Flood Insurance Training for Insurance Agents

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 ...
Read More FREE Educational Sessions coming to Kauai and Hilo

“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 ...
Read More FREE Substantial Improvement / Substantial Damage Workshop

Please join us and fellow community members to learn about the Hawai‘i Sea Grant College Program’s Hawai‘i and Pacific Islands King Tides Project and how YOU can contribute as a citizen scientist. When:  Monday, November 7, 2016 (6:00 PM – 7:30 PM) Where: Sullivan Center for Innovation and Leadership, Iolani School, 563 Kamoku Street, Honolulu, ...
Read More Hawai‘i and Pacific Islands King Tides Project

Release Date: October 6, 2016 Release Number: HQ-16-076 WASHINGTON, D.C.  – The Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Hawaii to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, flooding, landslides, and mudslides during the period of September 11-14, 2016. ...
Read More President Declares Disaster for Hawaii

We are only half way through the 2016 hurricane season and we’ve already had a busy season so far with the most recent near misses from Hurricane Madeline and Hurricane Lester.  Why not take this opportunity before the next storm threatens Hawaii to educate yourself on emergency preparedness. This coming Saturday, the Ewa Emergency Preparedness ...
Read More 6th Annual “Get Ready Ewa Beach” Emergency Preparedness Fair