Wildfires leave the ground unable to absorb water, creating conditions ripe for flooding. Burned vegetation and charred soil form a water-repellent layer blocking water absorption for years.
“Where it can rain, it can flood,” says David Maurstad, senior executive of the NFIP. “One of the most important steps homeowners can take during the start of this year’s hurricane season is to renew or purchase flood insurance. With it, you have the peace of mind that comes with knowing you and your home can, and will, recover in the event of an unexpected flood.”
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 →
The Central Pacific Hurricane Center is hosting two courses for students and adults. "Hurricanes at Home!" and "Talk Story with the Central Pacific Hurricane Center" Discuss hurricane season and hurricane preparedness with meteorologists from NOAA.
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 →
It only takes a sudden spring storm, a hurricane off the coast, or melting mounds of snow for that little creek nearby, or the river two football fields away to cause damage to your home.
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.
Virginia is taking new steps to address climate change, launching one the country’s strongest flood protections for state-owned property...