A Message to Insurance Agents

June 1, 2020 marks the official start of hurricane season in the Central Pacific.  Flooding can happen to anyone.  Now would be a good time to send a message to your clients on the importance of purchasing flood insurance to help protect their home and belongings.   As an agent, a question to ask your clients... Continue Reading →

While We’re Out – NFIP and Floodplain Management Contacts and Resources

The Department of Land & Natural Resources NFIP/Floodplain Management office is currently teleworking in an effort to reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Per Hawaii Governor Ige's press release, the office is expected to telework until April 30, or further notice. Flood Mapping and Technical Assistance Call: FEMA Map Information eXchange at 1-877-336-2627 (Weekdays, 8:00 a.m -... Continue Reading →

Out with the Old, in with the Updated. NFIP Technical Bulletins 1 & 5

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Technical Bulletins provide guidance for complying with the NFIP’s building performance requirements and are designed to help state and local officials interpret the NFIP Regulations. They are also a useful resource and reference for homeowners, insurance agents, building professionals and designers FEMA is updating the NFIP Technical Bulletins to... Continue Reading →

FEMA Continues its Reinsurance Program to Manage Flood Risk

Continuing its risk management practice against future catastrophic flood losses, FEMA announced its 2020 traditional reinsurance placement for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Reinsurance is a financial risk management tool used by private insurance companies and public entities to protect themselves from large financial losses. If a qualifying catastrophic flood event occurs, the reinsurance... Continue Reading →

Kauai Residents Invited to Comment on Preliminary Flood Maps

Members of the public are invited to review preliminary flood maps showing updated flood hazard data for Hanapepe, Moloaa, and Waimea. The Federal Emergency Management Agency is updating the Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) for Kauai County.  Preliminary map panels identify current flood hazards and provide accurate information to help residents and businesses take actions... Continue Reading →

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