According to NOAA's Climate Prediction Center, there is an ongoing La Nina event in the Pacific. This La Nina event is expected to persist through the spring of 2021. The consensus of climate models is projecting large scale wetter than average conditions over the Hawaiian Islands region from December 2020 through April 2021.
"Is your property going to see a change in flood risk?" A Letter of Final Determination (LFD) was issued by FEMA on August 26, 2020 indicating that new flood hazard determinations affecting Kauai County’s Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) and Flood Insurance Study (FIS) report will become effective in 6 months. Updated flood studies for Hanapepe and Waimea... Continue Reading →
Representatives from the City and County Honolulu (City) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) signed a Charter that signals a next step to reduce flood risk along 22 streams on O‘ahu. Detailed flood hazard studies have been initiated by FEMA under their Risk MAP program. These rigorous studies are being developed under contract and... Continue Reading →
With an impending lapse of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) fast approaching at the close of FY20 fiscal year, the House of Representatives voted to extend the NFIP until the end of FY21 as part of a measure to provide continuous funding to the federal government until December 11, 2020. H.R.8337 will still need... Continue Reading →
For the past four years, hurricanes have caused above-average flooding. This year, we expect more of the same. Protect your home or business from unexpected flood damage with flood insurance from the NFIP.
The appointment-based bulky item pickup system goes island-wide for Oahu starting July 1. This targeted approach aims to reduce driving distances for garbage collection trucks, which decreases fuel consumption and emissions, ultimately saving us time and money while also being more environmentally friendly. Please dispose of your trash responsibly. Illegal dumping has far reaching effects.... Continue Reading →
“Where it can rain, it can flood,” says David Maurstad, senior executive of the NFIP. “One of the most important steps homeowners can take during the start of this year’s hurricane season is to renew or purchase flood insurance. With it, you have the peace of mind that comes with knowing you and your home can, and will, recover in the event of an unexpected flood.”