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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Contact: Curtis Lum, Public Information Officer, Department of Planning and Permitting, 768-8284.
NEW PRELIMINARY FLOOD INSURANCE RATE MAPS
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has completed revisions to the City’s Digital Flood Insurance Rate Maps (DFIRM) that will affect 12 map areas on the island.
Residents and property owners who live near the shoreline, streams, or areas that are prone to flooding, are urged to review the revised maps to see if their properties are affected by the revisions. The revisions may affect flood insurance premiums and redevelopment in certain areas.
The map revisions are in response to the City’s request to FEMA to modify and update the Special Flood Areas of the following areas: Keaahala Stream, Waialae-Nui Stream, Kawainui Marsh, Keaaulu Gulch, Malaekahana Stream, Wailele Stream, Kaupuni Stream, Mailiili Channel, Maili Channel, Waimalu Stream, Oneawa Channel, Campbell Industrial Park Drainage Canal, Halawa Stream, and Waimanalo Stream A.
The revised maps and the updated Flood Insurance Study area available at FEMA’s website, http://1.usa.gov/13WtVLZ, and on the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources’ website, http://gis.hawaiinfip.org/fhat .
For more information, contact Mario Siu-Li of the Department of Planning and Permitting at 768-8098.