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Schatz urges major disaster declaration

MEDIA RELEASE U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz has written letters to President Barack Obama and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Craig Fugate supporting the State of Hawaii’s request for a major disaster declaration due to damages caused by Tropical Storm Iselle from Aug. 7-9, 2014. “Tropical Storm Iselle caused strong winds, heavy rain, flooding, high […]

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Preparedness tips for Hawaii residents from FEMA as Hurricanes Iselle and Julio approach

“I urge residents and visitors to follow the direction of state and local officials,” FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate said. “Be prepared and stay tuned to local media – weather conditions can change quickly as these storms approach.” When disasters occur, the first responders are local emergency and public works personnel, volunteers, humanitarian organizations and numerous […]

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Senate passes bill to delay flood insurance increase

MEDIA RELEASE The U.S. Senate on Thursday passed the bipartisan Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act (S. 1926), which U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz co-sponsored. This bill will prevent aggressive flood insurance rate hikes until the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) examines how it can ensure affordable flood insurance for families and businesses. It will also require […]

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FEMA: Children's involvement in planning calms fear

FEMA: Children’s involvement in planning calms fear

MEDIA RELEASE When family life is disrupted by a natural disaster, children often feel vulnerable or frightened. Well thought out plans that involve them in pre-disaster and post-disaster activities can help calm their fears. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency’s website, FEMA for Kids is designed for children. It has fun […]

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DLNR, FEMA cosponsor flood insurance workshops

DLNR, FEMA cosponsor flood insurance workshops

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Land and Natural Resources, Engineering Division and FEMA Region IX will co-sponsor a free workshop on the National Flood Insurance Program’s (NFIP) Elevation Certificates (EC) between Feb. 27 and March 1 on Kauai, Oahu, Maui and Hawaii Island (Kona). The workshop is targeted at meeting the needs of land surveyors, […]

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The Emergency Alert System (EAS) scheduled for Wedensday (Nov 9) is a national alert and warning system established to enable a regional or nationwide alert to address the American public in all 50 states and several territories (additional territories will be capable of receiving EAS messages soon) during emergencies.

Nationwide Emergency Alert System test 9 a.m. (Nov. 9)

The Emergency Alert System (EAS) scheduled for Wedensday (Nov 9) is a national alert and warning system established to enable a regional or nationwide alert to address the American public in all 50 states and several territories (additional territories will be capable of receiving EAS messages soon) during emergencies.

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FEMA flood insurance maps available

FEMA flood insurance maps available

Hawaii 24/7 Staff FEMA has issued preliminary Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps (DFIRMs) and a revised Flood Insurance Study (FIS) for the Big Island that will indicate whether individual properties might be subject to flooding. FEMA provides a 90-day appeal period on the preliminary maps, which ends Jan. 12, 2012. After that period, new or […]

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Funds released to build civil defense shelter in Ka‘u

Funds released to build civil defense shelter in Ka‘u

MEDIA RELEASE Gov. Neil Abercrombie recently released $17.9 million to Hawaii County for the design and construction of the first Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) certified shelter in Ka‘u. The project will double as a new gymnasium on the grounds of Ka‘u High and Elementary School. The facility will include a specially designed air filtration […]

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The revised preliminary Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map (DFIRM) for Hawai‘i County will be released by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and available for public comment during open houses on August 9 and 10.

Results of the Kona and Puna Flood Studies are not included in the preliminary digital flood insurance rate maps for Hawai‘i County.

Updated flood maps may change insurance rates for Hawaii County residents

The revised preliminary Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map (DFIRM) for Hawai‘i County will be released by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and available for public comment during open houses on August 9 and 10. Results of the Kona and Puna Flood Studies are not included in the preliminary digital flood insurance rate maps for […]

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Majority of losses on Big Isle; governor seeks disaster declarations from Obama, SBA

Tsunami 2011: State puts damage at $30.6 million

Majority of losses on Big Isle; governor seeks disaster declarations from Obama, SBA

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The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) and FEMA Region IX are offering a valuable four-hour training opportunity in February for engineers, architects, surveyors and community officials that deal with floodplain development in high risk coastal zones. The workshop is free but seating will be limited, so early registration is encouraged by January 19, 2011.

Free workshops on coastal construction & national flood insurance

The Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) and FEMA Region IX are offering a valuable four-hour training opportunity in February for engineers, architects, surveyors and community officials that deal with floodplain development in high risk coastal zones. The workshop is free but seating will be limited, so early registration is encouraged by January 19, […]

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FEMA releases draft national disaster recovery framework

FEMA releases draft national disaster recovery framework

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency, in coordination with the interagency Long Term Disaster Recovery Working Group, today issued a draft of the National Disaster Recovery Framework — focused onengaging state, local and tribal governments, nonprofit partners, the private sector, and the public to enhance the nation’s ability to recovery […]

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FEMA continuing preparedness, response efforts in Pacific

FEMA continuing preparedness, response efforts in Pacific

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and other federal partners remain engaged in preparedness efforts throughout the Pacific, following the earthquake and tsunami in Samoa last week. FEMA and federal teams, through the Federal Coordinating Officer, continue to work closely with American Samoan Gov. Togiola Tulafono, as well as […]

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FEMA, state Civil Defense sign catastrophic plans into operation

FEMA, state Civil Defense sign catastrophic plans into operation

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii’s State Civil Defense and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency have signed into operation catastrophic plans that includes a plan for responding to and recovering from a category four hurricanes that has a direct hit on Oahu.  FEMA Regional Administrator Nancy Ward and Hawaii Civil Defense Director Major […]

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