"the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has been the target of multiple lawsuits alleging that the agency has violated the Endangered Species Act"
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 →
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 →
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 →
Diego A. Sanchez Gomez is a staff planner currently working in the Zoning Administration and Enforcement Division (ZAED) for the County of Maui. Diego graduated with a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Engineering Physics and Master of Science (MS) in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He was born and raised in... Continue Reading →
Residents and businesses on the Big Island will be paying less for flood insurance, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Hawaii County has earned a Class 7 community rating from FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) as of October 1, 2019. As a result, current and new policyholders save 15 percent on the... Continue Reading →
Save the Date 2020 PRiMO Conference March 10 to 13, 2020Hawaii Convention Center, Honolulu, Hawaii https://twitter.com/PRiMOhui/status/1181347241325408258
WASHINGTON (Oct. 7, 2019) — A recent survey (PDF) commissioned by the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) found that about half of Americans (51%) don't know that homeowners insurance does not cover damage/loss caused by a flood event. The survey, conducted online by The Harris Poll among over 2,000 U.S. adults age 18+, found... Continue Reading →