Congress must periodically renew the National Flood Insurance Program's (NFIP) statutory authority to operate. On December 3, 2021, the President signed legislation passed by Congress that extends the NFIP authorization to February 18, 2022. Congress must now reauthorize the NFIP by no later than 11:59 p.m. on February 18, 2022. FEMA and Congress have never... Continue Reading →
The NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center has forecasted a second year of La Nina conditions in the Pacific. Similar to the 2020-2021 event, this La Nina is expected to persist into spring of 2022. The consensus of climate models is forecasting large scale wetter than average conditions over the Hawaiian Islands region from January through April 2022.... Continue Reading →
The Certified Floodplain Managers exam is now being offered in a convenient digital format at test centers on Oahu, Kauai, and Maui, as well as an online from your home or office.
Bryan Wienand is a Professional Civil Engineer with the County of Kaua‘i. He is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and a graduate of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. He has over 14 years of experience in civil engineering, including 6 years in the private sector with HDR Engineering in Washington and Hawai‘i, and 8 years in the... Continue Reading →
Congress must periodically renew the National Flood Insurance Program’s statutory authority to operate. On Sept. 30, the President signed legislation passed by Congress that extends the National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP’s) authorization to Dec. 3.
FEMA announced a significant investment in climate resiliency by authorizing $3.46 billion in mitigation funding for the 59 major disaster declarations issued due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. With the growing climate change crisis facing the nation, FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) will provide funding for states, tribes, and territories to maximize their investment... Continue Reading →
FEMA is conducting a webinar series to introduce the new flood insurance rating system known as Risk Rating 2.0, Equity in Action. This is a four-part series of briefings offered on a rotating schedule that will introduce the fundamentals of Risk Rating 2.0 and the details of the rating methodology this new system will use. The four training sessions are:
FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Division invites you to a webinar that will provide an overview and examples of climate change, future conditions and how nature-based solutions can help build community resilience against these issues. Additionally, panelists from FEMA, The Nature Conservancy, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will discuss best practices when considering applications to the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities program.
John Datiles joins the Flood Control/Dam Safety Ohana with the responsibility of administering the State General Flood Control Plan (SGFCP).
FEMA is updating the National Flood Insurance Program's risk rating methodology through the implementation of a new pricing methodology called Risk Rating 2.0 - Equity in Action. The methodology leverages industry best practices and cutting-edge technology to enable FEMA to deliver rates that are actuarially sound, equitable, easier to understand and better reflect a property's flood risk.