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 →

FHAT currently down

We apologize for the inconvenience. Our Flood Hazard Assessment Tool (FHAT) is currently experiencing technical difficulties. We anticipate that it should be back in operation by tomorrow, Wednesday March 20th. In the interim, if you need to access the FIRM maps, you can access the maps through FEMA’s Map Service Center at msc.fema.gov Additionally, our... Continue Reading →

Save the Date: 2019 HCPO planned this Fall

Public and private land use planners, community leaders, government and elected officials convene annually for the Hawaii Congress of Planning Officials (HCPO) Conference.  Each year the conference is hosted by the counties on a rotating basis.  This year, the conference makes its way back to the valley isle and will be hosted by the County... Continue Reading →

The Benefits of Flood Insurance Versus Disaster Assistance

Only flood insurance covers flood damage. Without it, your recovery options are limited and costly. Your recovery will depend on your savings, your line of credit or the hope that a federal disaster declaration may make State/Federal disaster-related grants and/or U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest loans available.If you live in a Special Flood Hazard Area... Continue Reading →

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