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 →
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 →
The NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center has forecasted a second year of La Nina conditions in the Pacific. Similar to the 2020-2021 event, this La Nina is expected to persist into spring of 2022. The consensus of climate models is forecasting large scale wetter than average conditions over the Hawaiian Islands region from January through April 2022.... Continue Reading →
Bryan Wienand is a Professional Civil Engineer with the County of Kaua‘i. He is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and a graduate of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. He has over 14 years of experience in civil engineering, including 6 years in the private sector with HDR Engineering in Washington and Hawai‘i, and 8 years in the... Continue Reading →
CE credits offered for FREE Insurance Agent training on Risk Rating 2.0: Equity in Action RISK RATING 2.0: EQUITY IN ACTION FEMA is updating the National Flood Insurance Program's (NFIP) risk rating methodology through the implementation of a new pricing methodology called Risk Rating 2.0. The methodology leverages industry best practices and cutting-edge technology to enable FEMA... Continue Reading →
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 →
With hurricane season fast approaching, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and its National Flood Insurance Program advise Hawaii residents to prepare now for hurricane-related storms and flooding.
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 →
Prepare, Plan and Always Be Ready! Take action and be prepared for hurricanes, tropical cyclones and other severe events that could impact Hawaii:
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.