CE credits offered for FREE Insurance Agent training on Risk Rating 2.0: Equity in Action RISK RATING 2.0: EQUITY IN ACTION FEMA is updating the National Flood Insurance Program's (NFIP) risk rating methodology through the implementation of a new pricing methodology called Risk Rating 2.0. The methodology leverages industry best practices and cutting-edge technology to enable FEMA... Continue Reading →
With hurricane season fast approaching, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and its National Flood Insurance Program advise Hawaii residents to prepare now for hurricane-related storms and flooding.
These workshops are open to all Hawaii 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 Hawaii DLNR.
FEMA’s long-awaited Risk Rating 2.0 rollout is now underway as the agency announced April 1 that NFIP flood insurance policyholders will see a new system calculate their premiums. FEMA should be releasing more details in the coming days on its Risk Rating 2.0 webpage, and ASFPM will pass along any noteworthy information to our stakeholders.
According Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Hawaii 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 →
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 →
Severe Flooding on Maui and Oahu - 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 →
Hanapēpē & Waimea Rivers & Moloa‘a Stream & Bay Areas Impacted DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES COUNTY OF KAUA‘I DAVID Y. IGEGOVERNOR SUZANNE D. CASECHAIRPERSON DEREK KAWAKAMIMAYOR JOINT NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 12, 2021 KAUA‘I PROPERTY OWNERS MAY BE FACED WITH MANDATORY FLOOD INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS ON FEBRUARY 26 Hanapēpē & Waimea Rivers... Continue Reading →
Do you own, rent, or in the process of purchasing a property near Hanapepe River, Waimea River, or Moloa'a Stream? This is a reminder of Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) pending Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) updates for Kauai County scheduled to be effective on February 26, 2021. Why should I be concerned? The flood... Continue Reading →
FEMA Region 9 in partnership with Hawaii DLNR will be hosting virtual training sessions to discuss floodplain management principles, the NFIP, and Hawaii standards. Tools for Determining Base Flood Elevation (BFE), Letters of Map Change (LOMC) Basics, FEMA Map Service Center. Friday, December 11th – 9am (2 hrs) Register Here Training on methods for determining... Continue Reading →