La Nina, Three Years in a Row

NOAA's Climate Prediction Center has forecasted a third year of La Nina conditions in the Pacific. La  Nina is a natural ocean-atmospheric phenomenon marked by cooler-than-average sea surface temperatures across the central and eastern Pacific Ocean near the equator, and the opposite of El Nino, which features warmer-than-average sea surface temperatures in that region

Are you prepared?

With Hurricane Ian looming upon Florida and the eastern seaboard, it's a good time to remember we are still in hurricane season until November 30th.  Check on your insurance policies.  What does home, hurricane and flood insurance cover?

CFM® Exam Goes Digital

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

Flood After Fire

Wildfires leave the ground unable to absorb water, creating conditions ripe for flooding. Burned vegetation and charred soil form a water-repellent layer blocking water absorption for years.

Ala Wai Canal Project Meeting 2019

As we reported last week, the much promoted Town Hall meeting for Ala Wai Flood Risk Management Project was held this past Tuesday, March 19th. The Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources and the City and County of Honolulu Department of Design and Construction, in partnership with the United States Army Corps of Engineers,... 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 →

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