County of Hawaii - Flood Awareness

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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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Proposed flood map changes sent to three hundred twenty-six (326) property owners in North Kona

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.

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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.

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