“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.”
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 →
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 →
It only takes a sudden spring storm, a hurricane off the coast, or melting mounds of snow for that little creek nearby, or the river two football fields away to cause damage to your home.
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 →
Serena Cheung is a National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) team member of the Mitigation Division’s Floodplain Management and Insurance Branch at FEMA Region IX in Oakland, CA. As a Floodplain Management Specialist, she works to support communities participating in the NFIP in order to reduce flood risk and future flood damages. Her territory assignment includes... Continue Reading →
"the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has been the target of multiple lawsuits alleging that the agency has violated the Endangered Species Act"
Diego A. Sanchez Gomez is a staff planner currently working in the Zoning Administration and Enforcement Division (ZAED) for the County of Maui. Diego graduated with a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Engineering Physics and Master of Science (MS) in Civil Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He was born and raised in... Continue Reading →
Residents and businesses on the Big Island will be paying less for flood insurance, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Hawaii County has earned a Class 7 community rating from FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) as of October 1, 2019. As a result, current and new policyholders save 15 percent on the... Continue Reading →