FEMA to update Flood Insurance Rate Maps on Oahu

The Federal Emergency Management Agency is updating its Flood Insurance Rate Maps for the island of Oahu.

The impending map revisions, which take effect on November 5, include numerous locations on Oahu with significant changes impacting certain areas along Waimalu Stream, Halawa Stream and areas near Coconut Grove in Kailua.

Click here to view the selected areas that will have flood hazard designation changes.

Home and business owners are invited to attend a public information meeting to review the changes. The meeting will take place from 6:30-8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 12, at Honolulu Country Club at 1690 Ala Puumalu Street in Salt Lake. A presentation will begin at 7 p.m.

Staff from FEMA, the state Department of Land and Natural Resources and the city Department of Planning and Permitting will be on hand to answer questions and assist property owners in determining how the revised maps may affect them.

These changes could affect a property owner’s requirement for federally mandated flood insurance and compliance with local floodplain management regulations.

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