2021 Hawaii Floodplain Management Virtual Training

This training opportunity is FREE and made possible through FEMA RIX’s support. Although it may appear that some of these sessions are targeting community officials, they will also be useful to design professionals. Architects, engineers, and surveyors will learn how their SFHA development projects are reviewed for compliance and understand some of the common errors... Continue Reading →

STATE CLIMATE CHANGE MITIGATION AND ADAPTATION COMMISSION ENDORSES TOOLS FOR SEA LEVEL RISE PLANNING

At its October meeting, the Hawai’i Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Commission (Climate Commission) endorsed two recently completed documents that operationalize the recommendations of the state’s Sea Level Rise Vulnerability and Adaptation Report (2017). These guidance documents, produced in support of the Commission’s Climate Ready Hawaiʻi Initiative, help state and county planners and government officials... Continue Reading →

New Topographic Data for Hawaii

Data on ground elevations are the most important input for flood maps and this hazard mapping is the foundation for floodplain management and flood insurance rating.  Light Detection and Ranging (Lidar) is a remote sensing method used to examine the surface of the Earth.  The United States Geological Survey's (USGS) 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) announced... Continue Reading →

FEMA Will Host a Series of Civil Rights Stakeholder Summits

Author(s): Jo Linda Johnson, Esq. FEMA’s Office of Equal Rights Director Jo Linda Johnson, shares more about the importance of FEMA's upcoming Civil Rights Stakeholder Summits. While disasters can affect us all, they can also create unique challenges to the individuals they impact. FEMA has seen firsthand how disasters affect communities differently.  When working to... Continue Reading →

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