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 →

What the “HAIL” ?

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 →

Hurricane Season is Upon Us. Are you Prepared?

NOAA’s Central Pacific Hurricane Center announced on May 22nd that there is a 70% chance of above-normal tropical cyclone activity this hurricane season for the central Pacific. In just about a week, on June 1st Hawaii’s Hurricane Season will begin and run through November 30th. If you haven’t already prepared, now is the time.  Don't... Continue Reading →

FHAT currently down

We apologize for the inconvenience. Our Flood Hazard Assessment Tool (FHAT) is currently experiencing technical difficulties. We anticipate that it should be back in operation by tomorrow, Wednesday March 20th. In the interim, if you need to access the FIRM maps, you can access the maps through FEMA’s Map Service Center at msc.fema.gov Additionally, our... Continue Reading →

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