by Eric Simmons, FEMA Region 9 My grandfather would say “use the right tool for the job” as we pulled many a coup in the workshop. The right tool rule can also refer to communications as using a flood map for purposes which it was never intended is fraught with risk. Similarly, using the right... Continue Reading →
Help us document the impacts of King Tides (the highest high tides of the year). Documenting King Tides can give us a snapshot of what our future shorelines may look like with rising sea levels. Visit the project website, www.PacificIslandsKingTides.org, for peak high tide times at locations across the Hawaiian Islands on King Tide photo survey dates.
Jizella San Andres is a Professional Engineer with a B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Texas at San Antonio. She is born and raised in the Philippines, and immigrated to the U.S. with her family in 2010. In the past year, she moved to Honolulu to work at the Hawaii Department of Health.... Continue Reading →
This 76-page guide provides answers to the most frequently asked questions about the National Flood Insurance Program and provides valuable information about flood insurance, flood mitigation actions and what to do before and after a flood.
It is a common misconception that hurricanes do not cause damage to the Hawaiian Islands. In fact while hurricanes do not commonly make landfall in Hawaii, the increased rainfall, storm surges and ocean swells cause devastating damage. Over the past 8 years, FEMA has paid out Hawaii Residents over $1M in flood insurance claims. The... Continue Reading →
National Dam Safety Awareness Day seeks to encourage and promote individual and community responsibility and best practices for dam safety, as well as what steps can be taken to prevent catastrophic dam failures. The theme for National Dam Safety Awareness Day 2022 on May 31, is, "Dam Safety is a shared responsibility. Know your risk,... Continue Reading →
Key Fundamentals of Flood Insurance for Agents 2.0 is a two-part course on FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program. It includes the topics listed in the Federal Register notice on training and education requirements related to Section 207 of the Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2004, otherwise known as FIRA 2004.