FHAT currently down

We apologize for the inconvenience. Our Flood Hazard Assessment Tool (FHAT) is currently experiencing technical difficulties. We anticipate that it should be back in operation by tomorrow, Wednesday March 20th. In the interim, if you need to access the FIRM maps, you can access the maps through FEMA’s Map Service Center at msc.fema.gov Additionally, our... Continue Reading →

Save the Date: 2019 HCPO planned this Fall

Public and private land use planners, community leaders, government and elected officials convene annually for the Hawaii Congress of Planning Officials (HCPO) Conference.  Each year the conference is hosted by the counties on a rotating basis.  This year, the conference makes its way back to the valley isle and will be hosted by the County... Continue Reading →

The Benefits of Flood Insurance Versus Disaster Assistance

Only flood insurance covers flood damage. Without it, your recovery options are limited and costly. Your recovery will depend on your savings, your line of credit or the hope that a federal disaster declaration may make State/Federal disaster-related grants and/or U.S. Small Business Administration low-interest loans available.If you live in a Special Flood Hazard Area... Continue Reading →

A warning to prepare for potential strong winds and coastal flooding this weekend, starting as early as Friday

The National Weather Service calls for warning on their Watches, Warnings and Advisories page for Hawaii.  The message couldn’t be any clearer about preparedness for this weekend’s potential bad weather:  ‘A powerful low pressure system is expected to move toward islands from the north over the weekend, bringing multiple weather hazards. While the details and... Continue Reading →

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