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Important Flood Risk Meetings Held for Kihei, Waikapu, Kaunakakai and South Shore Molokai Residents

WAILUKU, Maui, Hawai`i – The County of Maui, State Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be holding a community meeting for area 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 November 4, 2015. 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 meetings are scheduled as follows:

– Tuesday, July 28, 2015, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Kulana Iwi Pavilion, 600 Maunaloa Highway. All Kaunakakai and South Shore residents are urged to attend this meeting.

– Thursday, July 30, 2015, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Kihei Community Center, 303 East Lipoa Street. All Kihei and Waikapu 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. at both locations. 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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