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Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan for 2014

Starting in 2009, through FEMA (PDM Grant) and County funds, the County’s Civil Defense Agency, as lead agency, facilitated the all hazards planning for the County.  The County’s Planning Dep

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Mapping Palai-Waiakea Stream

Owners of property along the Palai Stream in South Hilo are receiving letters from the County of Hawai‘i, Department of Public Works this week. The letter informs them of proposed floodplain changes to the "Flood Insurance Rate Maps" or FIRMs covering their property, the processes before FIRMs are effective, and the course of action if a property is mapped incorrectly.

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