The 2018 National Inventory of Dams (NID) is now available at http://nid.usace.army.mil. All charts, queries and maps reflect the most current NID database. The NID was populated using the 116th Congressional District information. State and federal dam regulators provided their data from May to November 2018 for inclusion in the 2018 database. Please be aware... Continue Reading →
As we reported last week, the much promoted Town Hall meeting for Ala Wai Flood Risk Management Project was held this past Tuesday, March 19th. The Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources and the City and County of Honolulu Department of Design and Construction, in partnership with the United States Army Corps of Engineers,... Continue Reading →
The National Weather Service calls for warning on their Watches, Warnings and Advisories page for Hawaii. The message couldn’t be any clearer about preparedness for this weekend’s potential bad weather: ‘A powerful low pressure system is expected to move toward islands from the north over the weekend, bringing multiple weather hazards. While the details and... Continue Reading →
The heavy downpour that flooded Kauai in April of last year set a national record for the most rainfall in a 24-hour period. With 49.7 inches at Waipa Garden, Kauai set the new record on April 14 and 15, 2018. The previous record of 43 inches was set close to Alvin, Texas on July 25... Continue Reading →
Please join us at this years BIA Home Building and Remodeling Show at Neal S. Blaisdell Exhibition Hall. The show starts January 25 and ends January 27. Our DLNR Flood and Dam Section will be set up at booth #725, educating homeowners on their flood zone and flood risk. Stop by and say hi.
Wildfires change the landscape, destroying root structure and creating top soil that could repel water instead of absorbing it. Debris flows and mudflows can occur up to five years after a wildfire. Debris flows can take homes off their foundations and can carry things like vegetation, trees, large boulders and vehicles. Mudflows on the other... Continue Reading →
In a Kokua Line article by Christine Donnelly which appeared in the Star Advertiser on December 2, 2016 titled “Flood Insurance Safeguards Common Areas of High-Rises”, a reader asked: “ Why is flood insurance needed in high-rise condo units? My residence is on the 30th floor of a condominium inHonolulu. This condo is in a... Continue Reading →
Chances are we are not prepared - or at least not as much as we could be - for the occurrence of a natural disaster. Knowing the risk, acting quickly and having a plan in mind in case of a disaster can not only prevent a major damage or loss of a property, but many... Continue Reading →