KAUAI RESIDENTS - if your home was damaged by the recent March flooding (MARCH 2020), the information you provide may be used to determine or not whether certain federal aid is made avail to Kauai residents/and or state of Hawaii. https://survey123.arcgis.com/share/96b5fb3676f94718b472e33894d93a51
The grace period for National Flood Insurance Premiums (NFIP) has been extended due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please see FEMA's WYO bulletin (W-20002) for details.
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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 →
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 →
The Association of Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) announced to its members today that "The president signed a Continuing Resolution Sept. 27, just days before the Sept. 30 deadline. This extension will continue to fund all federal departments and agencies at Fiscal Year 2019 levels through Nov. 21. Without that extension, the federal government would have shut... Continue Reading →
Flood Insurance Rate Maps, or FIRMs, are hazard maps published by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to support the National Flood Insurance Program. They show zones of high flood hazard (for example, Zones AE, AO and VE as seen below for Waikiki) as well as medium, low and unknown flood hazard areas. Flood Insurance... Continue Reading →