FEMA has created an activity coloring book titled Building Codes Activity Book to help children learn about the ways in which building codes help to protect communities against natural hazards. By using natural hazard-resistant building codes, communities are better prepared for events such as earthquakes, storms, floods, and fires.
National Dam Safety Awareness Day seeks to promote individual and community responsibility for dam safety. It also prompts communities to learn best practices in dam safety, as well as what steps can be taken to prevent catastrophic dam-related failures.
Hurricane Preparedness Week focuses on what you can do now, ahead of time when the weather is quiet, to safeguard your home, your business, your family, and yourself.
Looking for ideas and inspiration to address your community’s hazard mitigation challenges? FEMA Region 9 recently announced the launch of the Level Up Audio Project —Season 3! Tune into Episode 3 to hear Ka’aina Hull discuss Kaua’i’s setback policy and sea level rise zoning district, and how such policies protect people, property, and ecosystems in the... Continue Reading →
On April 1st 2023, Hawaiʻi achieved a huge milestone in its 43 years of participation in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Hawai'i became the only state with 100% participation in the FEMA's Community Rating System (CRS). The Community Rating System (CRS) is a voluntary incentive program that recognizes and encourages community floodplain management practices that... Continue Reading →
Key Fundamentals of Flood Insurance for Agents 2.0 is a two-part course on FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program. This course brings participants the latest information on the NFIP, including instruction on the NFIP’s pricing methodology – Risk Rating 2.0: Equity in Action. Both parts of this webinar were newly filed for continuing education credits.
Technical Bulletin 10 (TB 10) provides guidance on the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) requirements related to determining that buildings constructed on fill will be reasonably safe from flooding during the occurrence of the base flood. Guidance is provided for the placement of fill and the parameters for the design and construction of buildings on... Continue Reading →
The National Weather Service (NWS) is forecasting a wet weekend that will likely continue into next week. Stay informed by monitoring local radio, TV, or weather.gov/hawaii for updates! During a flood, water levels and the rate at which the water is flowing can quickly change. If you find yourself in a flash flood warning, get to higher... Continue Reading →
All Maui County Residents – If you suffered residential structural damage to your property from the rain event that began on January 27, 2023, please visit the direct link: https://www.crisistrack.com/selfreport/?cid=mauiHI&schemaId=mauiHICitizenRequest&iid=63d46756f915d0306ba3d49b&appId=mauiHI Or use your camera to link to the QR code to complete the Resident Self-Report. The Maui Emergency Management Agency will keep this reporting site... Continue Reading →