Risk Rating 2.0 – Equity in Action: A brief video of FEMA’s New Rating Methodology for Flood Insurance
This webinar is a two-part course on FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program. It includes the topics listed in the Federal Register notice on training and education requirements related to Section 207 of the Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2004, otherwise known as FIRA 2004.
The State of Hawaii, Office of Planning and Sustainable Development, gathers, analyzes, and provides information to the Governor to assist in the overall analysis and formulation of state policies and strategies. The purpose of the Office is to (1) provide central direction and cohesion in the allocation of resources and effectuation of state activities and... 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 →
The Certified Floodplain Managers exam is now being offered in a convenient digital format at test centers on Oahu, Kauai, and Maui, as well as an online from your home or office.
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 →
Congress must periodically renew the National Flood Insurance Program’s statutory authority to operate. On Sept. 30, the President signed legislation passed by Congress that extends the National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP’s) authorization to Dec. 3.
FEMA announced a significant investment in climate resiliency by authorizing $3.46 billion in mitigation funding for the 59 major disaster declarations issued due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. With the growing climate change crisis facing the nation, FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) will provide funding for states, tribes, and territories to maximize their investment... Continue Reading →