OpenFEMA Dataset: FEMA Web Declaration Areas - v1

Version: 1
Last Data Refresh: 05-27-2024
Entity Name FemaWebDeclarationAreas
API Endpoint
Update Frequency R/PT20M
Program URL
Category Disaster Information
Keywords disaster


This data set contains general information on declared disasters, including the disaster number, declaration type, state, description, incident start and end dates, and incident type.

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Full Data

Format Address Record Count Approximate File Size
csv Link to csv 457101 medium (50MB - 500MB)
json Link to json 457101 medium (50MB - 500MB)
jsona Link to jsona 457101 medium (50MB - 500MB)
jsonl Link to jsonl 457101 medium (50MB - 500MB)

Data Fields

Name Title Type Description Is Searchable
id ID
Unique ID for the record that does not persist between data set refreshes yes
disasterNumber Disaster Number
Sequentially assigned number used to designate an event or incident declared as a disaster yes
programTypeCode Program Type Code
The code for the type of available disaster assistance, i.e. HM (Hazard Mitigation), PA (Public Assistance), IH (Individual Housing) yes
programTypeDescription Program Type Description
The written description of the program type code, i.e. PA-A - Debris Removal yes
stateCode State Code
Two letter code for U.S. states, districts, and territories yes
stateName State Name
The name of phrase describing the U.S. state, district, or territory yes
placeCode Place Code
A FEMA designated 6-digit numerical code used to identify areas which are eligible for a specific type of disaster assistance yes
placeName Place Name
The name of the county associated with the place code, i.e. Mendocino (County), Corozal (Municipio) yes
designatedDate Designated Date
The date a disaster was officially designated yes
entryDate Entry Date
The date the disaster areas were first entered into the NEMIS system yes
updateDate Update Date
The date the disaster areas were last updated by NEMIS yes
closeoutDate Closeout Date
The official closeout date of a disaster, after which, one can no longer apply for assistance yes
hash Hash
MD5 hash of fields and values of the record no
lastRefresh Last Refresh
Date the record was last updated in the API data store yes

See Also

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