For the past four years, hurricanes have caused above-average flooding. This year, we expect more of the same. Protect your home or business from unexpected flood damage with flood insurance from the NFIP.
The US Army Corps of Engineers will provide an update on the Waiākea-Palai Stream Flood Control Study at a community meeting on Thursday, September 12, 2019, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Hilo Municipal Golf Course (Multipurpose Room), 340 Haihai St. in Hilo. Earlier this year, the US Army Corps of Engineers and Hawai‘i... Continue Reading →
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 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 →
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 →
The Community Rating System (CRS) is a voluntary incentive program that encourages communities (counties) to go above and beyond the minimum National Flood Insurance Program requirements for floodplain development and activities. Participation in the CRS is rewarded with flood insurance discounts for it’s policy holders. There are 10 CRS classes with class 10 being non... Continue Reading →
The heavy downpour that flooded Kauai in April of last year set a national record for the most rainfall in a 24-hour period. With 49.7 inches at Waipa Garden, Kauai set the new record on April 14 and 15, 2018. The previous record of 43 inches was set close to Alvin, Texas on July 25... Continue Reading →
Hawaii lawmakers will confront major policy questions this session as they grapple with looming problems from a warming planet, sea level rise and climate change in general. Rising seas and crumbling shorelines are staring lawmakers in the face as they consider more than a dozen bills dealing with climate change this session. Where should the... Continue Reading →