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FEMA Disaster Declarations Summary - Open Government Dataset

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FEMA Disaster Declarations Summary is a summarized dataset describing all federally declared disasters. This information begins with the first disaster declaration in 1953 and features all three disaster declaration types: major disaster, emergency and fire management assistance. The dataset includes declared recovery programs and geographic areas (county not available before 1964; Fire Management records are considered partial due to historical nature of the dataset).

OpenFEMA is transitioning our datasets to the OpenFEMA API allowing for more frequent updates. For that reason, the dataset below will no longer be updated and will be archived by the end of March 2018.

For the dataset that is automatically updated daily, please visit the following page: https://www.fema.gov/openfema-dataset-disaster-declarations-summaries-v1. CSV and JSON files can be downloaded under the “Data Fields” tab. The equivalent link in CSV format is at https://www.fema.gov/api/open/v1/DisasterDeclarationsSummaries.csv. If you have any questions, please email OpenFEMA@fema.dhs.gov.

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