Blanca Begert, Grist News Fellow. This story was originally published by Grist. You can subscribe to its weekly newsletter here. California has nearly seen the last of the relentless sequence of storms that inundated the state since late December, leading to tens of thousands of evacuations, at least 20 deaths, and an estimated $1 billion in damages. ... Continue Reading →
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?
Risk Rating 2.0 – Equity in Action
Risk Rating 2.0 – Equity in Action: A brief video of FEMA’s New Rating Methodology for Flood Insurance
CFM® Exam Goes Digital
The Certified Floodplain Managers exam is now being offered in a convenient digital format at test centers on Oahu, Kauaʻi, 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.
5 Things Every Local Should Know About Flood Risk in Hawai‘i
Don't let water damage rain on your parade. If you own or rent a home, here's what the Hawai'i DCCA Insurance Division says you need to know about flood risk. We’ve got plenty of both, but it’s not all sunshine and rainbows in the 50th State. There’s also rain, and flooding from a heavy downpour... Continue Reading →
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 Hawai'i 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 →
Ala Wai Flood Risk Management Project Town Hall Meeting
The Ala Wai Canal Flood Risk Management Project completed the Feasibility Stage in December 2017 when the Chief of Engineers for the US Army Corps of Engineers submitted the Chief's Report to Congress. The Record of Decision for the Environmental Impact Statement was signed by the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works in... Continue Reading →
Bills impacting Coastal Development and Flood Mitigation that are advancing through Legislature in the 2019 Session
Lawmakers are trying to figure out how which roads, homes, hotels and businesses should be set back farther from the ocean and which ones should be protected from rising seas, increasing floods and other impacts. House Bill 549, introduced by Rep. Nicole Lowen and 15 fellow House members, would require new developments to plan for... Continue Reading →