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Flood Risk Meeting for South Shore Residents

Maui County News Release

Residents of Kaunakakai and Molokai’s south shore areas are urged to attend a community meeting for those who may be affected by the new digital flood insurance rate maps (DFIRMs). The County of Maui, State Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be holding the meetings on Molokai and Maui.

These new maps may impact residential flood risk ratings by changing flood insurance requirements when the DFIRM becomes effective on Nov. 4 of this year. The areas in Maui County that will be affected by these changes are Kihei, Waikapu, Kaunakakai and residents living on the south shore of Molokai.

Residents living in these areas are strongly urged to attend these community meetings so that personnel there can help you determine if you will be affected by the changes, what steps you need to take, how to prepare for potential mandatory insurance requirements and other related matters. The Molokai meeting will take place on Tuesday, July 28 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Kulana Oiwi Pavilion. All Kaunakakai and South Shore residents are urged to attend this meeting.

There will be a short presentation by FEMA on the insurance program which will begin at 2:30 p.m. For more information on these public meetings please call either Carolyn Cortez, Avelina Cabais or Chelsea Rabago at the Maui County Planning Department at 270-7253.

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