OpenFEMA Dataset: FEMA Web Disaster Declarations - v1

Version: 1
Last Data Refresh: 05-20-2022
Entity Name FemaWebDisasterDeclarations
API Endpoint
Update Frequency R/PT20M
Program URL
Category Disaster Information
Keywords disaster


This data set contains a list of FEMA recognized areas affected by a disaster, and the type of disaster assistance the area is eligible for.

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Full Data

Format Address Record Count Approximate File Size
csv Link to csv 4670 tiny (< 10MB)
json Link to json 4670 tiny (< 10MB)
jsona Link to jsona 4670 tiny (< 10MB)

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
Number assigned to designate an event or incident declared as a disaster yes
declarationType Declaration Type
Defines whether a'disaster'is a Major Disaster Declaration, Emergency Declaration,'Fire'Management Assistance Declaration, or Fire Suppression Authorization. For more information on the disaster process, please visit: yes
declarationDate Declaration Date
The date the disaster was declared yes
disasterName Disaster Name
The proper name or description of the disaster, i.e. HURRICANE MARIA, FLOODING, SEVERE STORMS yes
incidentBeginDate Incident Begin Date
The date the incident itself began yes
incidentEndDate Incident End Date
The date the incident itseld ended 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
incidentType Incident Type
The specific category for the disaster, i.e. Coastal Storm, Drought, Flood, Snow, Hurricane, Wildfire yes
entryDate Entry Date
The date the declared disaster was entered into NEMIS. yes
updateDate Update Date
The date the disaster declaration data was 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 the 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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Last updated May 20, 2022