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Kīhei, Waikapū, Molokaʻi Residents Urged to Attend Meetings

July 2, 2015, 4:51 PM HST
* Updated July 2, 9:39 PM
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December 26, 2010 flooding on South Kihei Road. Photo courtesy County of Maui.

December 26, 2010, flooding on South Kihei Road. Photo courtesy County of Maui.

By Maui Now Staff

Important flood risk meetings will be held for residents of Kīhei, Waikapū, Kaunakakai and the South Shore of Molokaʻi.

The County of Maui, State Department of Land and Natural Resources and the Federal Emergency Management Agency will hold community meetings for residents of these areas 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 DFIRM becomes effective on Nov. 4, 2015.

Residents living in these areas are strongly urged to attend these community meetings so that personnel there can help you determine if they will be affected by the changes, what steps you need to take, how to prepare for potential mandatory insurance requirements and other related matters.

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Meeting Schedule

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All Kaunakakai and South Shore residents
Tuesday, July 28 • 1 to 4 p.m.
Kulana Iwi Pavilion
600 Maunaloa Highway

All Kihei and Waikapu residents
Thursday, July 30 • 2 to 6 p.m.
Kīhei Community Center
303 East Līpoa St.

A short presentation by FEMA on the insurance program will begin at 2:30 p.m. at both locations.

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For more information on these public meetings, call either Carolyn Cortez, Avelina Cabais or Chelsea Rabago at the Maui County Planning Department at 270-7253.

Kīhei Waikapū Flyer PDF
Kaunakakai, South Shore of Molokaʻi Flyer PDF

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