Hurricane Season is Upon Us – Are You Prepared?

It is a common misconception that hurricanes do not cause damage to the Hawai'ian Islands. In fact while hurricanes do not commonly make landfall in Hawai'i, the increased rainfall, storm surges and ocean swells cause devastating damage. Over the past 8 years, FEMA has paid out Hawai'i Residents over $1M in flood insurance claims. The... Continue Reading →

NFIP Authorization Has Been Extended until March 11, 2022

Congress must periodically renew the National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP) statutory authority to operate. On December 3, 2021, the president signed legislation passed by Congress that extends the NFIP authorization to March 11, 2022.  Congress must now reauthorize the NFIP by no later than 11:59 p.m. on March 11, 2022. FEMA and Congress have never failed to... Continue Reading →

Key Fundamentals of Flood Insurance Webinar 2.0

This webinar is a two-part course on FEMA's National Flood Insurance Program. It includes the topics listed in the Federal Register notice on training and education requirements related to Section 207 of the Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2004, otherwise known as FIRA 2004.

CFM® Exam Goes Digital

The Certified Floodplain Managers exam is now being offered in a convenient digital format at test centers on Oʻahu, Kauaʻi, and Maui, as well as an online from your home or office.

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. Announces $3.46 Billion in Mitigation Funding

FEMA announced a significant investment in climate resiliency by authorizing $3.46 billion in mitigation funding for the 59 major disaster declarations issued due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. With the growing climate change crisis facing the nation, FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) will provide funding for states, tribes, and territories to maximize their investment... Continue Reading →

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