Prepare, Plan and Always Be Ready! Take action and be prepared for hurricanes, tropical cyclones and other severe events that could impact Hawaii:
These workshops are open to all Hawaii citizens, and will discuss floodplain management principles, the NFIP, and State standards. This training will be useful to community officials, as well as design professionals such as architects, engineers, and surveyors. Take advantage of this FREE training opportunity made possible by FEMA Region 9 in partnership with Hawaii DLNR.
Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO), has produced a series of videos to educate and inform owners on all aspects of operating and maintaining a dam safely. The videos provide critical basics of owner responsibilities and are available as a free resource for owners. Over the next few years, ASDSO will release additional videos... Continue Reading →
A tsunami can happen at any time and with limited warning. It may put you in immediate danger and cut you off from family and friends. It can happen so fast that you won’t have the time to seek out information. Understanding tsunamis and your role in case of emergency is critical to your safety.
FEMA’s long-awaited Risk Rating 2.0 rollout is now underway as the agency announced April 1 that NFIP flood insurance policyholders will see a new system calculate their premiums. FEMA should be releasing more details in the coming days on its Risk Rating 2.0 webpage, and ASFPM will pass along any noteworthy information to our stakeholders.
Prior to the recent flooding throughout the state, many property owners may not have realized the homeowner's insurance they have may not cover the flood damage to their home and its contents. A separate flood insurance policy is needed. But what if the home you were renting also suffered flood damage? As a tenant, you... Continue Reading →
According Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Hawaii has had on average one Presidential Disaster Declaration involving flooding every 2 years since 2000. This doesn't include the recent floodS that the entire State has experienced over the past couple weeks (state and local officials are still evaluating the damages) or other severe weather events that were... Continue Reading →
It may be overwhelming for flood survivors to search for important resources during the recovery period, all the while there is still a looming threat of more rain and flooding. Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) wants to help by hosting a dedicated web page that pulls together important resources from various sources, so... Continue Reading →
Severe Flooding on Maui and Oahu - Residents and Businesses Urged to Report Flood Damages with Counties On March 9th, 2020, Governor David Ige signed an emergency declaration for the entire State of Hawai‘i as a result of severe weather that has caused devastating flash floods, landslides, over topping of Kaupakalua dam (on Maui), and prompted emergency... Continue Reading →
The Pacific International Training Desk is hosting their first webinar of the spring 2021 season on Tuesday, March 2nd, at 3pm Hawaii Standard Time. This webinar will be on the subject of forecasting inundation events for low-lying Pacific Islands. Our speaker, a Physical Oceanographer at the Geoscience, Energy and Maritime Division of the Pacific Community (SPC), is currently developing... Continue Reading →