The appointment-based bulky item pickup system goes island-wide for Oahu starting July 1. This targeted approach aims to reduce driving distances for garbage collection trucks, which decreases fuel consumption and emissions, ultimately saving us time and money while also being more environmentally friendly. Please dispose of your trash responsibly. Illegal dumping has far reaching effects.... Continue Reading →
“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.”
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.
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 →