What needs to be disclosed? What should you know about flood risk and flood insurance?
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 →
Diego A. Sanchez Gomez is a staff planner currently working in the Zoning Administration and Enforcement Division (ZAED) for the County of Maui. Diego graduated with a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Engineering Physics and Master of Science (MS) in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He was born and raised in... Continue Reading →
Residents and businesses on the Big Island will be paying less for flood insurance, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Hawaii County has earned a Class 7 community rating from FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) as of October 1, 2019. As a result, current and new policyholders save 15 percent on the... Continue Reading →
WASHINGTON (Oct. 7, 2019) — A recent survey (PDF) commissioned by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) found that about half of Americans (51%) don't know that homeowners insurance does not cover damage/loss caused by a flood event. The survey, conducted online by The Harris Poll among over 2,000 U.S. adults age 18+, found... Continue Reading →
The Hawaii Flood Hazard Assessment Tool (FHAT) is currently experiencing technically difficulties loading due to a recent update to a connected services. Mahalo for your patience as we patch the FHAT to restore our service.
The Association of Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) announced to its members today that "The president signed a Continuing Resolution Sept. 27, just days before the Sept. 30 deadline. This extension will continue to fund all federal departments and agencies at Fiscal Year 2019 levels through Nov. 21. Without that extension, the federal government would have shut... Continue Reading →
A Big Mahalo to FEMA Region IX Flood Insurance Specialist, Edie Lohmann for taking time away from her busy schedule to lead a Flood Insurance Workshop here in Honolulu this past August for our local insurance agents, realtors, and lenders. Much Aloha also goes out to Hawaii Independent Insurance Agent Association (HIIA), Executive Director, Chenise... Continue Reading →