What the “HAIL” ?

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 →

CRS Improvements Result In Big Savings

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 →

The Hawaii Flood Hazard Assessment Tool (FHAT) is currently experiencing technically difficulties loading due to a recent update to a connected services. Mahalo for your patience as we patch the FHAT to restore our service.

Potential NFIP Lapse

Are you preparing for Hurricane Season?  Thinking about getting flood insurance? Well you may want to call your agent ASAP.  WHY?  This afternoon, Congress approved a 2 week extension (until June 14) of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), which was set to expire and required reauthorization by 11:59 PM EST tomorrow (May 31, 2019)... Continue Reading →

Oahu’s Disappearing Beaches

Sharing a Civil Beat's video interview with DLNR's Office of Conservation and Coastal Lands Administrator, Sam Lemmo and Professor at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Department of Earth Sciences, Dr. Chip Fletcher. The group tour the south shore of Oahu discussing sea level rise and beach erosion. watch videoSource: Honolulu Civil Beat More information... Continue Reading →

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