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FEMA releases draft national disaster recovery framework

FEMA releases draft national disaster recovery framework

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency, in coordination with the interagency Long Term Disaster Recovery Working Group, today issued a draft of the National Disaster Recovery Framework — focused onengaging state, local and tribal governments, nonprofit partners, the private sector, and the public to enhance the nation’s ability to recovery […]

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FEMA continuing preparedness, response efforts in Pacific

FEMA continuing preparedness, response efforts in Pacific

MEDIA RELEASE The Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and other federal partners remain engaged in preparedness efforts throughout the Pacific, following the earthquake and tsunami in Samoa last week. FEMA and federal teams, through the Federal Coordinating Officer, continue to work closely with American Samoan Gov. Togiola Tulafono, as well as […]

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FEMA, state Civil Defense sign catastrophic plans into operation

FEMA, state Civil Defense sign catastrophic plans into operation

MEDIA RELEASE Hawaii’s State Civil Defense and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency have signed into operation catastrophic plans that includes a plan for responding to and recovering from a category four hurricanes that has a direct hit on Oahu.  FEMA Regional Administrator Nancy Ward and Hawaii Civil Defense Director Major […]

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Island flood maps getting a digital update

Karin Stanton/Hawaii247.com Contributing Editor The county’s flood map, which dates to 1988, is being hauled into this century via a digital update through FEMA. The Federal Emergency Management Administration is working with state and county agencies to ensure residents and property owners are aware of the risks and know their options. Frank DeMarco, the county’s […]

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Earthquake repairs continue throughout county

Earthquake repairs continue throughout county

MEDIA RELEASE The County of Hawaii continues to repair damage caused by the October 2006 earthquakes to facilities, bridges, culverts, roads and highways with costs covered by an insurance policy, the Federal agencies, and a State grant. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) estimated repairs at $3.3 million, excluding repairs for the Department of Water […]

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Open houses slated to address flood maps

Open houses slated to address flood maps

MEDIA RELEASE Two meetings are scheduled to ensure residents and business owners understand the flood hazard map changes and are aware of their options. The meetings are: * 3-8 p.m., Wednesday, April 22, Outrigger Keauhou Beach Resort * 3-8 p.m., Wednesday, April 29, Outrigger Keauhou Beach Resort Public Works will be contacting and assisting those […]

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Kona flood studies focus of April 29 meetings

Kona flood studies focus of April 29 meetings

  MEDIA RELEASE Consultants will share results of the flood study for South Kona and seek input for the North Kona Flood Study on Wednesday, April 29 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Outrigger Keauhou Beach Resort. Consultants will alternate their discussions in separate meetings for the South and North Kona studies. The […]

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Digital Hawaii County flood maps available for review

Digital Hawaii County flood maps available for review

MEDIA RELEASE Preliminary digital flood hazard maps for Hawaii County have been released by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and are now available online for public review and comment. The preliminary maps propose updated flood data for Puukapu Stream as well as digital information for the rest of Hawaii Countybased on the map panels from 1988, 1990, and 2004. […]

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