NOAA's Climate Prediction Center has forecasted a third year of La Nina conditions in the Pacific. La Nina is a natural ocean-atmospheric phenomenon marked by cooler-than-average sea surface temperatures across the central and eastern Pacific Ocean near the equator, and the opposite of El Nino, which features warmer-than-average sea surface temperatures in that region
With Hurricane Ian looming upon Florida and the eastern seaboard, it's a good time to remember we are still in hurricane season until November 30th. Check on your insurance policies. What does home, hurricane and flood insurance cover?
If your property was affected by the recent storm event this week, click on the following link to access important information on reporting damages to your county officials, filing a flood insurance claim, and other mitigation resources. REPORT FLOOD DAMAGE AND ACCESS FLOOD INSURANCE RESOURCES Disaster Assistance and Recovery Center Event Planned Source: Maui NOW... Continue Reading →
Bryan Wienand is a Professional Civil Engineer with the County of Kaua‘i. He is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and a graduate of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. He has over 14 years of experience in civil engineering, including 6 years in the private sector with HDR Engineering in Washington and Hawai‘i, and 8 years in the... Continue Reading →
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 Hawaiian Islands region from December 2020 through April 2021.
Hawaii just experienced some wacky weather! Depending on where you live, some parts of the islands dealt with fast moving thunderstorms with heavy rain (and even hail!) along with trees uprooting and branch limbs snapping from the severe winds. Fortunately some dodged the bullet as the system moved through pretty quickly, but did manage to... Continue Reading →
Diego A. Sanchez Gomez is a staff planner currently working in the Zoning Administration and Enforcement Division (ZAED) for the County of Maui. Diego graduated with a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Engineering Physics and Master of Science (MS) in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He was born and raised in... Continue Reading →
Residents and businesses on the Big Island will be paying less for flood insurance, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Hawaii County has earned a Class 7 community rating from FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) as of October 1, 2019. As a result, current and new policyholders save 15 percent on the... Continue Reading →