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 →

Where’s the Money ???

MITIGATION RESOURCE GUIDE Federal funding, technical assistance, and other resources to support hazard mitigation DOWNLOAD PUBLICATION PURPOSE OF THE GUIDEAccording to the National Institute of Building Sciences 2019 Natural Hazard Mitigation Saves report, every federal grant dollar invested in mitigation results in $6 saved, on average, during disaster recovery. However, finding those initial dollars to... Continue Reading →

Hawaii Floodplain Management 2021 Virtual Training

These workshops are open to all Hawaii citizens, and will discuss floodplain management principles, the NFIP, and State standards. This training will be useful to community officials, as well as design professionals such as architects, engineers, and surveyors. Take advantage of this FREE training opportunity made possible by FEMA Region 9 in partnership with Hawaii DLNR.

Must See Videos for Hawaii Dam Owners

Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO), has produced a series of videos to educate and inform owners on all aspects of operating and maintaining a dam safely. The videos provide critical basics of owner responsibilities and are available as a free resource for owners. Over the next few years, ASDSO will release additional videos... Continue Reading →

Tsunami Awareness Month Hawaii

A tsunami can happen at any time and with limited warning. It may put you in immediate danger and cut you off from family and friends. It can happen so fast that you won’t have the time to seek out information. Understanding tsunamis and your role in case of emergency is critical to your safety.

Who’s Knocking at Your Door?

According Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Hawaii has had on average one Presidential Disaster Declaration involving flooding every 2 years since 2000. This doesn't include the recent floodS that the entire State has experienced over the past couple weeks (state and local officials are still evaluating the damages) or other severe weather events that were... Continue Reading →

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