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Meetings to detail new digital flood insurance rate maps

By Staff | Jul 16, 2015

WAILUKU – The County of Maui, state Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will hold community meetings for residents who may be affected by the new digital flood insurance rate maps (DFIRMs).

These new maps may impact residential flood risk ratings by changing flood insurance requirements when the DFIRM becomes effective on Nov. 4, 2015.

The areas in Maui that will be affected by these changes are Kihei and Waikapu. Residents living in these areas are strongly urged to attend the community meeting on Thursday, July 30, from 2 to 6 p.m. at Kihei Community Center.

Personnel 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.

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