Kauai Property Owners and Renters: Flood Map Changes Coming Soon.

“Is your property going to see a change in flood risk?”

Letter of Final Determination (LFD) was issued by FEMA on August 26, 2020 indicating that new flood hazard determinations affecting Kauai 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 rivers, and Moloaa stream and bay will become effective on February 26, 2021.

Property owners and renters should review the changes in the FIRMs, as impacted properties may see an affect on property owner’s mortgages, plans to build on affected properties and/or flood insurance policyholder’s premiums.

A dedicated web page has been created with important information, fact sheets, and FAQs regarding this map change. Click here to check it out.

The comparison images (below) show the current effective FIRM (left side image) and preliminary FIRM (right side image) that will become effective on February 26, 2021.

“Is your property going to see a change in flood risk?”

Hanapepe River: Effective vs. Preliminary FIRM Comparison
Waimea River: Effective vs. Preliminary FIRM Comparison
Moloaa River and Bay: Effective vs. Preliminary FIRM Comparison

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