Learn how to prepare your family & house for the 2020 hurricane season!
The Central Pacific Hurricane Center is hosting two courses for students and adults. "Hurricanes at Home!" and "Talk Story with the Central Pacific Hurricane Center" Discuss hurricane season and hurricane preparedness with meteorologists from NOAA.
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 →
It only takes a sudden spring storm, a hurricane off the coast, or melting mounds of snow for that little creek nearby, or the river two football fields away to cause damage to your home.
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 →