According to NOAA's Climate Prediction Center, there is an ongoing La Nina event in the Pacific. This La Nina event is expected to persist through the spring of 2021. The consensus of climate models is projecting large scale wetter than average conditions over the Hawai'ian Islands region from December 2020 through April 2021.
Kauaʻi Property Owners and Renters: Flood Map Changes Coming Soon.
"Is your property going to see a change in flood risk?" A Letter of Final Determination (LFD) was issued by FEMA on August 26, 2020 indicating that new flood hazard determinations affecting Kauaʻi County’s Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) and Flood Insurance Study (FIS) report will become effective in 6 months. Updated flood studies for Hanapepe and Waimea... Continue Reading →
Agencies Sign Partnership Agreement to Enhance Mitigation and Flood Risk Communications
Representatives from the City and County Honolulu (City) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) signed a Charter that signals a next step to reduce flood risk along 22 streams on O‘ahu. Detailed flood hazard studies have been initiated by FEMA under their Risk MAP program. These rigorous studies are being developed under contract and... Continue Reading →
Premium Changes to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)
Premium Changes to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) outlined in the attached FEMA Write Your Own (WYO) Bulletin dated October 1, 2020.