FEMA Continues its Reinsurance Program to Manage Flood Risk

Continuing its risk management practice against future catastrophic flood losses, FEMA announced its 2020 traditional reinsurance placement for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Reinsurance is a financial risk management tool used by private insurance companies and public entities to protect themselves from large financial losses. If a qualifying catastrophic flood event occurs, the reinsurance... Continue Reading →

2020 ASFPM Annual Conference Heads to Ft. Worth

Registration opens February 1 @ asfpmconference.org The 44th Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) annual conference will be held June 7-June 11, 2020 at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Texas. Flood-risk professionals from all over the world representing local, state, regional, tribal and federal officials, industry leaders, consultants and a wide variety of subject... Continue Reading →

Congratulations to the Maui County Floodplain Administrator on becoming a Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM)

Congratulations goes out to Diego Sanchez-Gomez, Maui County’s Floodplain Administrator who recently became the newest CFM in Hawaii.  The CFM program recognizes continuing education and professional development that enhance the knowledge and performance of local, state, federal, and private-sector floodplain managers.  The role of CFMs is expanding due to increases in disaster losses, the emphasis... Continue Reading →

Kauai Residents Invited to Comment on Preliminary Flood Maps

Members of the public are invited to review preliminary flood maps showing updated flood hazard data for Hanapepe, Moloaa, and Waimea. The Federal Emergency Management Agency is updating the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) for Kauai County.  Preliminary map panels identify current flood hazards and provide accurate information to help residents and businesses take actions... Continue Reading →

What the “HAIL” ?

Hawaii just experienced some wacky weather!  Depending on where you live, some parts of the islands dealt with fast moving thunderstorms with heavy rain (and even hail!) along with trees uprooting and branch limbs snapping from the severe winds.  Fortunately some dodged the bullet as the system moved through pretty quickly, but did manage to... Continue Reading →

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