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FEMA Flood Hazard Zones: State of Hawaii
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Abstract: These datasets represent flood hazard zones for the State of Hawaii including the islands of Oahu, Maui, Kauai, Molokai, Lanai, Kahoolawe, and Niihau. Flood hazards zones for the island of Hawaii (Big Island) are currently under review and will be provided later. These flood hazard zones were established by the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM). Areas that fall within the 100-year flood boundary (a.k.a. base flood or floodplain) are called Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHA) and are divided into insurance risk zones A, AE, AH, AO, or VE. The term 100-year flood indicates that the area has a 1% chance of flooding in any given year. Zones X and X500 are Non-Special Flood Hazard Areas (NSFHA) and have moderate-to-low flood risk.

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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 22.24   S: 20.5   E: -155.98   W: -160.25

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Dataset Title: FEMA Flood Hazard Zones: State of Hawaii
Data Presentation Form: HTML
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Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 2010-11-26
Stop Date: 2012-09-19
Use Constraints The data may be used and redistributed for free but is not intended for legal use, since it may contain inaccuracies. Neither the data Contributor, University of Hawaii, PacIOOS, NOAA, State of Hawaii nor the United States Government, nor any of their employees or contractors, makes any warranty, express or implied, including warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, or assumes any legal liability for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness, of this information.
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Email: floodsmart at
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2015-03-26
Last DIF Revision Date: 2016-11-18
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