Did the home you’re renting flood?

Prior to the recent flooding throughout the state, many property owners may not have realized the homeowner's insurance they have may not cover the flood damage to their home and its contents. A separate flood insurance policy is needed. But what if the home you were renting also suffered flood damage? As a tenant, you... Continue Reading →

Who’s Knocking at Your Door?

According Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Hawai'i has had on average one Presidential Disaster Declaration involving flooding every 2 years since 2000. This doesn't include the recent floodS that the entire State has experienced over the past couple weeks (state and local officials are still evaluating the damages) or other severe weather events that were... Continue Reading →

Flood Survivor’s Resource Page Available

It may be overwhelming for flood survivors to search for important resources during the recovery period, all the while there is still a looming threat of more rain and flooding. Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) wants to help by hosting a dedicated web page that pulls together important resources from various sources, so... Continue Reading →

Governor Ige signs Emergency Declaration

Severe Flooding on Maui and Oʻahu - Residents and Businesses Urged to Report Flood Damages with Counties On March 9th, 2020, Governor David Ige signed an emergency declaration for the entire State of Hawai‘i as a result of severe weather that has caused devastating flash floods, landslides, over topping of Kaupakalua dam (on Maui), and prompted emergency... Continue Reading →

2021 Pacific Desk Webinar Series – Inundation Forecasts for Low-Lying Pacific Islands

The Pacific International Training Desk is hosting their first webinar of the spring 2021 season on Tuesday, March 2nd, at 3pm Hawai'i Standard Time. This webinar will be on the subject of forecasting inundation events for low-lying Pacific Islands. Our speaker, a Physical Oceanographer at the Geoscience, Energy and Maritime Division of the Pacific Community (SPC), is currently developing... Continue Reading →

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