Help Protect Hawaii, Become a Certified Floodplain Manager by taking the CFM Exam

"The Association of State Floodplain Managers has established a national program for certifying floodplain managers. This program recognizes continuing education and professional development that enhances the knowledge and performance of local, state, federal and private-sector floodplain management professionals." "The role of the nation's floodplain managers is expanding due to increases in disaster losses, the emphasis... Continue Reading →

Community Meeting Regarding Federal Flood Mitigation Project for Waiakea-Palai Streams Slated for May 21

Hawaii County NEW RELEASE: May 6, 2019 CONTACT: Denise Laitinen, DPW Information & Education Specialist, 808.961-8499 Hilo, HI: As part of the US Army Corps of Engineers' Waiakea-Palai Stream Flood Control Study, the Hawai'i County Department of Public Works Engineering Division is holding a community meeting regarding the upcoming project on Tuesday, May 21, 2019,... Continue Reading →

Modifications of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)

Feature Image Credit: Mark Sullivan Contributing Author: Eric Simmons, FEMA RIX All communities participating in the NFIP (including Honolulu, Kauai, Maui and the Big Island) were recently sent an awareness letter on the Endangered Species Act (ESA).  ESA compliance documentation has been required by FEMA for conditional letter requests for almost 10 years.  FEMA released... Continue Reading →

Oahu’s Disappearing Beaches

Sharing a Civil Beat's video interview with DLNR's Office of Conservation and Coastal Lands Administrator, Sam Lemmo and Professor at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Earth Sciences, Dr. Chip Fletcher. The group tour the south shore of Oahu discussing sea level rise and beach erosion. watch videoSource: Honolulu Civil Beat More information... Continue Reading →

National Inventory of Dams Available to the Public

The 2018 National Inventory of Dams (NID) is now available at http://nid.usace.army.mil.  All charts, queries and maps reflect the most current NID database. The NID was populated using the 116th Congressional District information.  State and federal dam regulators provided their data from May to November 2018 for inclusion in the 2018 database.  Please be aware... Continue Reading →

Updates to FEMA’s Technical Bulletins scheduled for 2019 Release

The Bulletins are changing to modernize and streamline their content and presentation, incorporate relevant information from the latest I-Codes and ASCE Standards, provide updated guidance and best practices observed from post-disaster assessments and address known issues identified by a wide range of stakeholders. These changes intended to improve the TBs’ usability, credibility, and content while... Continue Reading →

Ala Wai Canal Project Meeting 2019

As we reported last week, the much promoted Town Hall meeting for Ala Wai Flood Risk Management Project was held this past Tuesday, March 19th. The Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources and the City and County of Honolulu Department of Design and Construction, in partnership with the United States Army Corps of Engineers,... Continue Reading →

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