Hurricane Preparedness Week focuses on what you can do now, ahead of time when the weather is quiet, to safeguard your home, your business, your family, and yourself.
Level Up Season 3 Features Kauaʻi’s Proactive Coastal Resilience Policy
Looking for ideas and inspiration to address your community’s hazard mitigation challenges? FEMA Region 9 recently announced the launch of the Level Up Audio Project —Season 3! Tune into Episode 3 to hear Ka’aina Hull discuss Kaua’i’s setback policy and sea level rise zoning district, and how such policies protect people, property, and ecosystems in the... Continue Reading →
Significant Flood Risk Reduction Milestone Achieved in Hawaiʻi
On April 1st 2023, Hawaiʻi achieved a huge milestone in its 43 years of participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Hawai'i became the only state with 100% participation in the FEMA's Community Rating System (CRS). The Community Rating System (CRS) is a voluntary incentive program that recognizes and encourages community floodplain management practices that... Continue Reading →
Key Fundamentals of Flood Insurance for Agents Webinar 2.0
Key Fundamentals of Flood Insurance for Agents 2.0 is a two-part course on FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program. This course brings participants the latest information on the NFIP, including instruction on the NFIP’s pricing methodology – Risk Rating 2.0: Equity in Action. Both parts of this webinar were newly filed for continuing education credits.
HIEMA NEWS RELEASE: Do You #KnowTheSigns? Meeting, Proclamation Mark the Start of Tsunami Awareness Month in Hawai‘i
April designated Tsunami Awareness Month in Hawai'i -
Is my Property Reasonably Safe from Flooding?
Technical Bulletin 10 (TB 10) provides guidance on the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) requirements related to determining that buildings constructed on fill will be reasonably safe from flooding during the occurrence of the base flood. Guidance is provided for the placement of fill and the parameters for the design and construction of buildings on... Continue Reading →
Wet Weekend – Stay Informed
The National Weather Service (NWS) is forecasting a wet weekend that will likely continue into next week. Stay informed by monitoring local radio, TV, or weather.gov/hawaii for updates! During a flood, water levels and the rate at which the water is flowing can quickly change. If you find yourself in a flash flood warning, get to higher... Continue Reading →
Maui Residents – Report your Structural Damage from January 27th Rain
All Maui County Residents – If you suffered residential structural damage to your property from the rain event that began on January 27, 2023, please visit the direct link: https://www.crisistrack.com/selfreport/?cid=mauiHI&schemaId=mauiHICitizenRequest&iid=63d46756f915d0306ba3d49b&appId=mauiHI Or use your camera to link to the QR code to complete the Resident Self-Report. The Maui Emergency Management Agency will keep this reporting site... Continue Reading →
California’s storms are almost over. Its reckoning with flood insurance is about to begin.
Blanca Begert, Grist News Fellow. This story was originally published by Grist. You can subscribe to its weekly newsletter here. California has nearly seen the last of the relentless sequence of storms that inundated the state since late December, leading to tens of thousands of evacuations, at least 20 deaths, and an estimated $1 billion in damages. ... Continue Reading →
FEMA’S Elevation and Floodproofing Certificate Forms “EXPIRE” Today
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Elevation Certificate and Dry Floodproofing Certificate for Non-Residential Structures are currently under review at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Until the review process is complete, the existing forms (with the November 30, 2022 expiration date) can still be used. Download copy of WYO Bulletin: FEMA W-22020 FEMA... Continue Reading →