A warning to prepare for potential strong winds and coastal flooding this weekend, starting as early as Friday
The National Weather Service calls for warning on their Watches, Warnings and Advisories page for Hawai'i. The message couldn’t be any clearer about preparedness for this weekend’s potential bad weather: ‘A powerful low pressure system is expected to move toward islands from the north over the weekend, bringing multiple weather hazards. While the details and... Continue Reading →
What is the National Flood Insurance Program’s CRS?
The Community Rating System (CRS) is a voluntary incentive program that encourages communities (counties) to go above and beyond the minimum National Flood Insurance Program requirements for floodplain development and activities. Participation in the CRS is rewarded with flood insurance discounts for it’s policy holders. There are 10 CRS classes with class 10 being non... Continue Reading →
Kauaʻi’s rain from April 2018 sets national record
The heavy downpour that flooded Kauaʻi in April of last year set a national record for the most rainfall in a 24-hour period. With 49.7 inches at Waipa Garden, Kauaʻi set the new record on April 14 and 15, 2018. The previous record of 43 inches was set close to Alvin, Texas on July 25... Continue Reading →