2021 Hawaii Floodplain Management Virtual Training

This training opportunity is FREE and made possible through FEMA RIX’s support. Although it may appear that some of these sessions are targeting community officials, they will also be useful to design professionals. Architects, engineers, and surveyors will learn how their SFHA development projects are reviewed for compliance and understand some of the common errors... Continue Reading →

Updated Flood Insurance Resources

While 2020 may feel very different for most, disasters can and continue to happen. In a recent podcast Paul Huang, FEMA Assistant Administrator, discusses how purchasing flood insurance is one easy way homeowners and renters can prepare for the future.  The National Flood Insurance Program website has numerous resources for property owners, insurance agents and... Continue Reading →

FEMA Urges Hawaii Residents to Prepare for Hurricane Season

“Where it can rain, it can flood,” says David Maurstad, senior executive of the NFIP. “One of the most important steps homeowners can take during the start of this year’s hurricane season is to renew or purchase flood insurance. With it, you have the peace of mind that comes with knowing you and your home can, and will, recover in the event of an unexpected flood.”

A Message to Insurance Agents

June 1, 2020 marks the official start of hurricane season in the Central Pacific.  Flooding can happen to anyone.  Now would be a good time to send a message to your clients on the importance of purchasing flood insurance to help protect their home and belongings.   As an agent, a question to ask your clients... Continue Reading →

While We’re Out – NFIP and Floodplain Management Contacts and Resources

The Department of Land & Natural Resources NFIP/Floodplain Management office is currently teleworking in an effort to reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Per Hawaii Governor Ige's press release, the office is expected to telework until April 30, or further notice. Flood Mapping and Technical Assistance Call: FEMA Map Information eXchange at 1-877-336-2627 (Weekdays, 8:00 a.m -... Continue Reading →

Out with the Old, in with the Updated. NFIP Technical Bulletins 1 & 5

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Technical Bulletins provide guidance for complying with the NFIP’s building performance requirements and are designed to help state and local officials interpret the NFIP Regulations. They are also a useful resource and reference for homeowners, insurance agents, building professionals and designers FEMA is updating the NFIP Technical Bulletins to... Continue Reading →

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