North Kona property owners, received letters from the County of Hawai‘i, Department of Public Works in July, informing them of proposed floodplain changes to the 1988, 1994 & 1995 "Flood Insurance Rate Maps" or FIRMs.
Informational meeting on Waiākea-Palai Flood Risk Management Project and Palai Stream Flood Insurance Map Revisions
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), and the Department of Public Works will hold an informational meeting on the: current project status of Waiākea-Palai Flood control improvement project; Palai Stream Flood Study and Insurance Map Revisions; and, continued operation and maintenance of Hawai‘i County levee systems.
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.