New Hawaii flood hazard assessment tool available

HONOLULU (KHNL) - A new Hawaii Flood Hazard Assessment Tool is now available to help homeowners locate and evaluate their flood hazard risks based on FEMA's Flood Insurance Rate Maps.

The tool will help homeowners determine their level of flood risk and assist them in determining if flood insurance or regulatory building requirements apply to their property.

"This has been a goal of the state to create a tool that will easily assist all property owners and businesses to determine their flood hazard risks," said Carol Tyau-Beam, the State's National Flood Insurance Program Coordinator.

Residents can access this tool via the State of Hawaii National Flood Insurance Program Web page by clicking on the Hawaii NFIP link.

To use the tool, log in to the Web site, enter your property tax map key number or property address.

You can view the flood zone information, the parcel map and aerial photo.