Help us document the impacts of King Tides (the highest high tides of the year). Documenting King Tides can give us a snapshot of what our future shorelines may look like with rising sea levels. Visit the project website, www.PacificIslandsKingTides.org, for peak high tide times at locations across the Hawaiian Islands on King Tide photo survey dates.
This 76-page guide provides answers to the most frequently asked questions about the National Flood Insurance Program and provides valuable information about flood insurance, flood mitigation actions and what to do before and after a flood.
National Dam Safety Awareness Day seeks to encourage and promote individual and community responsibility and best practices for dam safety, as well as what steps can be taken to prevent catastrophic dam failures. The theme for National Dam Safety Awareness Day 2022 on May 31, is, "Dam Safety is a shared responsibility. Know your risk,... Continue Reading →
Happy Earth Day! The first Earth Day in 1970 united 20 million Americans to prevent environmental harm. By the end of the year, that activism helped spur creation of the Environmental Protection Agency and passage of ground-breaking environmental laws including the Occupational Safety and Health Act and the Clean Air Act. This is now your... Continue Reading →
On April 1, 2022, FEMA began implementing the Risk Rating 2.0 system on all flood insurance policy renewals. Last October, all new flood insurance policies were rated using the new methodology. FEMA’s new rating methodology, Risk Rating 2.0: Equity in Action, considers specific characteristics of a building – the Where, How, and What – to... Continue Reading →
All Preferred Risk Policy customers are transitioning to the National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP’s) new pricing methodology, Risk Rating 2.0: Equity in Action, and are now able to personalize their flood insurance coverage. Here are 7 things you should know: You can now choose your building and contents policy limits and deductibles.Your insurance rate is... Continue Reading →
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 →