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Ask the Mayor: How do I Know if My House is in a Flood Zone?

September 4, 2016, 12:02 PM HST
* Updated September 5, 11:00 AM
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Maui Flood Zone Map, courtesy County of Maui.

Mayor Alan Arakawa answers some of the questions submitted to his office staff.

Submit your own questions about County of Maui programs, services, operations or policies to Mayor Alan Arakawa via email at [email protected], call 270-7855 or send them by mail to 200 S. High St., 9th Floor, Wailuku, HI 96793. Questions submitted will be considered for inclusion in the “Ask the Mayor” column.

Aloha Mayor,

Q: How do I know if my house is in a flood zone, and if so, how do I get flood insurance?

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A: To get a general idea of the flood zone areas in Maui County, check out the white pages in the front of your Hawaiian TelCom phone book. For more detailed flood zone information on your exact property’s location, visit www.floodsmart.gov to view flood maps and to determine the level of flood risk for your home. You’ll find information for both residential and commercial properties, as well as tips on what property owners can do before, during and after a flood event.

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