While We’re Out – NFIP and Floodplain Management Contacts and Resources

The Department of Land & Natural Resources NFIP/Floodplain Management office is currently teleworking in an effort to reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Per Hawaii Governor Ige's press release, the office is expected to telework until April 30, or further notice. Flood Mapping and Technical Assistance Call: FEMA Map Information eXchange at 1-877-336-2627 (Weekdays, 8:00 a.m -... Continue Reading →

Kauai Residents Invited to Comment on Preliminary Flood Maps

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 →

What the “HAIL” ?

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 →

CRS Improvements Result In Big Savings

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 →

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