The National Weather Service (NWS) is forecasting a wet weekend that will likely continue into next week. Stay informed by monitoring local radio, TV, or weather.gov/hawaii for updates! During a flood, water levels and the rate at which the water is flowing can quickly change. If you find yourself in a flash flood warning, get to higher... Continue Reading →
Maui Residents – Report your Structural Damage from January 27th Rain
All Maui County Residents – If you suffered residential structural damage to your property from the rain event that began on January 27, 2023, please visit the direct link: https://www.crisistrack.com/selfreport/?cid=mauiHI&schemaId=mauiHICitizenRequest&iid=63d46756f915d0306ba3d49b&appId=mauiHI Or use your camera to link to the QR code to complete the Resident Self-Report. The Maui Emergency Management Agency will keep this reporting site... Continue Reading →
California’s storms are almost over. Its reckoning with flood insurance is about to begin.
Blanca Begert, Grist News Fellow. This story was originally published by Grist. You can subscribe to its weekly newsletter here. California has nearly seen the last of the relentless sequence of storms that inundated the state since late December, leading to tens of thousands of evacuations, at least 20 deaths, and an estimated $1 billion in damages. ... 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.
National Flood Insurance Program – Answers to Questions About the NFIP
This 76-page guide provides answers to the most frequently asked questions about the National Flood Insurance Program and provides valuable information about flood insurance, flood mitigation actions and what to do before and after a flood.
Today is National Dam Safety Awareness Day
National Dam Safety Awareness Day seeks to encourage and promote individual and community responsibility and best practices for dam safety, as well as what steps can be taken to prevent catastrophic dam failures. The theme for National Dam Safety Awareness Day 2022 on May 31, is, "Dam Safety is a shared responsibility. Know your risk,... Continue Reading →
Are You Prepared for Hurricane Season?
Stock your emergency preparedness kit with enough food and water for at least 14 days per person. Be sure to include other essential items such as a battery-operated radio.
Resources for Individuals and Businesses Affected by the Kona Low Weather Event
If your property was affected by the recent storm event this week, click on the following link to access important information on reporting damages to your county officials, filing a flood insurance claim, and other mitigation resources. REPORT FLOOD DAMAGE AND ACCESS FLOOD INSURANCE RESOURCES Disaster Assistance and Recovery Center Event Planned Source: Maui NOW... Continue Reading →
Lapse Averted – Congress extends NFIP until February 18, 2022
Congress must periodically renew the National Flood Insurance Program's (NFIP) statutory authority to operate. On December 3, 2021, the President signed legislation passed by Congress that extends the NFIP authorization to February 18, 2022. Congress must now reauthorize the NFIP by no later than 11:59 p.m. on February 18, 2022. FEMA and Congress have never... Continue Reading →
National Dam Safety Awareness Day
May 31 is National Dam Safety Awareness Day, an event that commemorates the tragic failure of the South Fork Dam in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. On May 31, 1889, the worst dam failure in the history of the United States occurred and resulted in the loss of more than 2,200 lives and left thousands homeless. Most recently... Continue Reading →