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 →

Out with the Old, in with the Updated. NFIP Technical Bulletins 1 & 5

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Technical Bulletins provide guidance for complying with the NFIP’s building performance requirements and are designed to help state and local officials interpret the NFIP Regulations. They are also a useful resource and reference for homeowners, insurance agents, building professionals and designers FEMA is updating the NFIP Technical Bulletins to... Continue Reading →

Meet FEMA Floodplain Management Specialist, Serena Cheung

Serena Cheung is a National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) team member of the Mitigation Division’s Floodplain Management and Insurance Branch at FEMA Region IX in Oakland, CA.  As a Floodplain Management Specialist, she works to support communities participating in the NFIP in order to reduce flood risk and future flood damages.  Her territory assignment includes... Continue Reading →

2020 Hawaii Floodplain Management Conference Canceled

Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources (HiDLNR) has been closely monitoring the COVID-19 global pandemic. With the uncertainty of this on-going national state of emergency, HiDLNR has made the difficult decision to cancel our annual Floodplain Management Conference scheduled for the week of August 16th 2020.

FEMA Continues its Reinsurance Program to Manage Flood Risk

Continuing its risk management practice against future catastrophic flood losses, FEMA announced its 2020 traditional reinsurance placement for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Reinsurance is a financial risk management tool used by private insurance companies and public entities to protect themselves from large financial losses. If a qualifying catastrophic flood event occurs, the reinsurance... Continue Reading →

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