The Department of Land and Natural Resources - Engineering Division will be on hand to answer questions about the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) at the Climate Community Fair!
Level Up Season 3 Features Kauaʻi’s Proactive Coastal Resilience Policy
Looking for ideas and inspiration to address your community’s hazard mitigation challenges? FEMA Region 9 recently announced the launch of the Level Up Audio Project —Season 3! Tune into Episode 3 to hear Ka’aina Hull discuss Kaua’i’s setback policy and sea level rise zoning district, and how such policies protect people, property, and ecosystems in the... Continue Reading →
Significant Flood Risk Reduction Milestone Achieved in Hawaiʻi
On April 1st 2023, Hawaiʻi achieved a huge milestone in its 43 years of participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Hawai'i became the only state with 100% participation in the FEMA's Community Rating System (CRS). The Community Rating System (CRS) is a voluntary incentive program that recognizes and encourages community floodplain management practices that... Continue Reading →
Key Fundamentals of Flood Insurance for Agents Webinar 2.0
Key Fundamentals of Flood Insurance for Agents 2.0 is a two-part course on FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program. This course brings participants the latest information on the NFIP, including instruction on the NFIP’s pricing methodology – Risk Rating 2.0: Equity in Action. Both parts of this webinar were newly filed for continuing education credits.
Is my Property Reasonably Safe from Flooding?
Technical Bulletin 10 (TB 10) provides guidance on the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) requirements related to determining that buildings constructed on fill will be reasonably safe from flooding during the occurrence of the base flood. Guidance is provided for the placement of fill and the parameters for the design and construction of buildings on... Continue Reading →
FEMA’S Elevation and Floodproofing Certificate Forms “EXPIRE” Today
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Elevation Certificate and Dry Floodproofing Certificate for Non-Residential Structures are currently under review at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Until the review process is complete, the existing forms (with the November 30, 2022 expiration date) can still be used. Download copy of WYO Bulletin: FEMA W-22020 FEMA... Continue Reading →
First in the Nation: Mayor Kawakami Signs Historic Sea-Level Rise Bill
In the quest to prepare for and mitigate the effects of climate change, Kauaʻi Mayor Derek Kawakami signed a historic bill on October 14, Bill No. 2879, that will regulate construction based on future sea-level rise projections. This unique measure is the result of dedicated collaboration between the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa’s Climate Resilience Collaborative and the Kauaʻi County Planning Department.
Key Fundamentals of Flood Insurance Webinar 2.0
Key Fundamentals of Flood Insurance for Agents 2.0 is a two-part course on FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program. It includes the topics listed in the Federal Register notice on training and education requirements related to Section 207 of the Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2004, otherwise known as FIRA 2004.
Upcoming webinar from Climate Central
This one-hour workshop will provide guidance for using Climate Central’s free online tools to communicate and plan for current and future risk from sea level rise.
FREE CE credits for Insurance Agents Who Attend Key Fundamentals of Flood Insurance Webinar 2.0
This webinar is a two-part course on FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program.