Congratulations to the Maui County Floodplain Administrator on becoming a Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM)

Congratulations goes out to Diego Sanchez-Gomez, Maui County’s Floodplain Administrator who recently became the newest CFM in Hawaii.  The CFM program recognizes continuing education and professional development that enhance the knowledge and performance of local, state, federal, and private-sector floodplain managers.  The role of CFMs is expanding due to increases in disaster losses, the emphasis... 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 →

The Hawaii Flood Hazard Assessment Tool (FHAT) is currently experiencing technically difficulties loading due to a recent update to a connected services. Mahalo for your patience as we patch the FHAT to restore our service.

Mahalo FEMA RIX and HIIA

A Big Mahalo to FEMA Region IX Flood Insurance Specialist, Edie Lohmann for taking time away from her busy schedule to lead a Flood Insurance Workshop here in Honolulu this past August for our local insurance agents, realtors, and lenders. Much Aloha also goes out to Hawaii Independent Insurance Agent Association (HIIA), Executive Director, Chenise... Continue Reading →

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