Hawai'i Floodplain Management 2021 Virtual Training

These workshops are open to all Hawai'i citizens, and will discuss floodplain management principles, the NFIP, and State standards. This training will be useful to community officials, as well as design professionals such as architects, engineers, and surveyors.

Take advantage of this FREE training opportunity made possible by FEMA Region 9 in partnership with Hawai'i DLNR. It is not known when FEMA/DLNR will be hosting another detailed training in floodplain management and the NFIP, so now is the time to obtain this valuable information.

How to Review a No-Rise Analysis

Tuesday, June 15—10am HST—1 hour
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Elevation Certificate Basics

Monday, June 21—10am HST—2.5 hours
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Section-by-section basics of the FEMA Elevation Certificate form, including building diagram selection, lowest floor, and common errors.

NFIP Basics

Wednesday, June 30—9 am HST—1.5 hours
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Session will cover basics of the National Flood Insurance Program and Hawai'i’s participation therein, including terminology, roles and responsibilities, and valuable resources for local officials and stakeholders in floodplain development.

Tools for Determining BFE, LOMA Basics, FEMA Map Service Center

Monday, July 19—9 am HST—2.5 hours
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Training on methods for determining base flood elevation in AE and V Zones using the FIRM/FIS and other resources, including tips for developing BFEs for A Zones. An overview of Letters of Map Change will be given. This session will also demonstrate how to use FEMA resources like the Flood Map Service Center and DLNR’s Flood Hazard Assessment Tool.

Substantial Improvement and Substantial Damage

Monday, July 26—9 am HST—1.5 hours
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When existing structures are substantially improved or substantially damaged, communities must bring those structures into compliance and meet requirements for new construction. This session will cover the NFIP’s SI/SD standards, and the community’s role especially after events that damage many structures.

Coastal Considerations

Wednesday, July 28—9 am HST—1.5 hours
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Class sizes are limited; please register early to reserve your spot!

Continuing Education Credit available for ASFPM CFMs

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