OpenFEMA Dataset: FEMA Web Disaster Declarations - v1

Version: 1
Last Data Refresh: 12-01-2022
Entity Name FemaWebDisasterDeclarations
API Endpoint https://www.fema.gov/api/open/v1/FemaWebDisasterDeclarations
Update Frequency R/PT20M
Program URL https://www.fema.gov/disasters
Category Disaster Information
Keywords disaster

Description

This dataset contains a list of FEMA declaration types and the types of assistance authorized. For more information on the disaster declaration process, please visit https://www.fema.gov/disasters/how-declared.

This is raw, unedited data from FEMA's National Emergency Management Information System (NEMIS) and as such is subject to a small percentage of human error. The dataset is primarily composed of historical data that was manually entered into NEMIS after it launched in 1998.

If you have media inquiries about this dataset, please email the FEMA News Desk at FEMA-News-Desk@dhs.gov or call (202) 646-3272. For inquiries about FEMA's data and Open Government program, please email the OpenFEMA team at OpenFEMA@fema.dhs.gov.

Full Data

Format Address Record Count Approximate File Size
csv Link to csv 4721 tiny (< 10MB)
json Link to json 4721 tiny (< 10MB)
jsona Link to jsona 4721 tiny (< 10MB)

Data Fields

Name Title Type Description Is Searchable
disasterNumber Disaster Number
smallint
Sequentially assigned number used to designate an event or incident declared as a disaster. yes
declarationDate Declaration Date
date
The date the disaster was declared yes
disasterName Disaster Name
text
The proper name or description of the disaster, i.e. HURRICANE MARIA, FLOODING, SEVERE STORMS yes
incidentBeginDate Incident Begin Date
date
The date the incident itself began yes
incidentEndDate Incident End Date
date
The date the incident itself ended yes
declarationType Declaration Type
text
Defines whether a disaster is a Major Disaster Declaration, Emergency Declaration, Fire Management Assistance Declaration, or Fire Suppression Authorization. yes
stateCode State Code
text
Two letter code for U.S. states, districts, and territories yes
stateName State Name
text
The name of phrase describing the U.S. state, district, or territory yes
incidentType Incident Type
text
The specific category for the disaster, i.e. Coastal Storm, Drought, Flood, Snow, Hurricane, Wildfire yes
entryDate Entry Date
date
The date the declared disaster was entered into NEMIS yes
updateDate Update Date
date
The date the disaster declaration data was last updated by NEMIS yes
closeoutDate Closeout Date
date
The official closeout date of a disaster, after which, one can no longer apply for assistance yes
region Region
smallint
FEMA region number yes
ihProgramDeclared IH Program Declared
boolean
Denotes whether the Individuals and Households program was declared for this disaster. For more information on the program, please visit https://www.fema.gov/assistance/individual/program yes
iaProgramDeclared IA Program Declared
boolean
Denotes whether the Individual Assistance program was declared for this disaster. For more information on the program, please visit https://www.fema.gov/assistance/individual/program yes
paProgramDeclared PA Program Declared
boolean
Denotes whether the Public Assistance program was declared for this disaster. For more information on the program, please visit https://www.fema.gov/assistance/public/program-overview yes
hmProgramDeclared HM Program Declared
boolean
Denotes whether the Hazard Mitigation program was declared for this disaster. For more information on the program, please visit https://www.fema.gov/grants/mitigation yes
id ID
uuid
Unique ID for the record that does not persist between data set refreshes yes
hash Hash
text
MD5 Hash of the fields and values of the record no
lastRefresh Last Refresh
timestamptz
Date the record was last updated in the API data store yes

See Also

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Last updated December 1, 2022