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OpenFEMA Dataset: FEMA Web Disaster Declarations - v1

Version: 1
Last Data Refresh: 05-11-2021
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, declaration, fema website

Description

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.

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

Full Data

Format Address Record Count Approximate File Size
csv Link to csv 4541 tiny (< 10MB)
json Link to json 4541 tiny (< 10MB)
jsona Link to jsona 4541 tiny (< 10MB)

Data Fields

Name Title Type Description Is Searchable
id ID
string
Unique ID for the record that does not persist between data set refreshes yes
disasterNumber Disaster Number
number
Number assigned to designate an event or incident declared as a disaster yes
declarationType Declaration Type
string
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: https://www.fema.gov/disasters/how-declared yes
declarationDate Declaration Date
date
The date the disaster was declaredThe date the disaster was declared yes
disasterName Disaster Name
string
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 itseld ended yes
stateCode State Code
string
Two letter code for U.S. states, districts, and territories yes
stateName State Name
string
The name of phrase describing the U.S. state, district, or territory yes
incidentType Incident Type
string
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
hash Hash
string
MD5 Hash of the fields and values of the record no
lastRefresh Last Refresh
date
Date the record was last updated in the API data store yes

See Also

Access the metadata API calls for additional information:

Last updated May 11, 2021