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NFIP included in Sept. 27th CR, Program Extended thru Nov. 21
The Association of Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) announced to its members today that "The president signed a Continuing Resolution Sept. 27, just days before the Sept. 30 deadline. This extension will continue to fund all federal departments and agencies at Fiscal Year 2019 levels through Nov. 21. Without that extension, the federal government would have shut... Continue Reading →
Mahalo FEMA RIX and HIIA
A Big Mahalo to FEMA Region IX Flood Insurance Specialist, Edie Lohmann for taking time away from her busy schedule to lead a Flood Insurance Workshop here in Honolulu this past August for our local insurance agents, realtors, and lenders. Much Aloha also goes out to Hawai'i Independent Insurance Agent Association (HIIA), Executive Director, Chenise... Continue Reading →
Understanding Flood Insurance
An important message from the Hawai'i DCCA Insurance Division Flooding is the most frequent and expensive natural disaster in the United States. Yet, flood peril is not typically covered through most homeowners and renter’s insurance policies. Everyone lives in a flood zone. If it rains, it can flood. Your risk is real! What Are My... Continue Reading →
5 Things Every Local Should Know About Flood Risk in Hawai‘i
Don't let water damage rain on your parade. If you own or rent a home, here's what the Hawai'i DCCA Insurance Division says you need to know about flood risk. We’ve got plenty of both, but it’s not all sunshine and rainbows in the 50th State. There’s also rain, and flooding from a heavy downpour... Continue Reading →
What are the Differences Between Various Flood Maps for Hawai'i?
Flood Insurance Rate Maps, or FIRMs, are hazard maps published by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to support the National Flood Insurance Program. They show zones of high flood hazard (for example, Zones AE, AO and VE as seen below for Waikiki) as well as medium, low and unknown flood hazard areas. Flood Insurance... Continue Reading →
US Army Corps of Engineers to Provide Update on Waiākea-Palai Flood Mitigation Project Tonight at Community Meeting in Hilo
The US Army Corps of Engineers will provide an update on the Waiākea-Palai Stream Flood Control Study at a community meeting on Thursday, September 12, 2019, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Hilo Municipal Golf Course (Multipurpose Room), 340 Haihai St. in Hilo. Earlier this year, the US Army Corps of Engineers and Hawai‘i... Continue Reading →