This page documents the metadata for the OpenFEMA Dataset: FEMA Web Declaration Areas - V1 API data feed.
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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|id||ID||string||Unique ID for the record that does not persist between data set refreshes|
|disasterNumber||Disaster Number||number||Sequentially assigned number used to designate an event or incident declared as a disaster|
|programTypeCode||Program Type Code||string||The code for the type of available disaster assistance, i.e. HM (Hazard Mitigation), PA (Public Assistance), IH (Individual Housing)|
|programTypeDescription||Program Type Description||string||The written description of the program type code, i.e. PA-A - Debris Removal|
|stateCode||State Code||string||Two letter code for U.S. states, districts, and territories|
|stateName||State Name||string||The name of phrase describing the U.S. state, district, or territory|
|placeCode||Place Code||string||A FEMA designated 6-digit numerical code used to identify areas which are eligible for a specific type of disaster assistance|
|placeName||Place Name||string||The name of the county associated with the place code, i.e. Mendocino (County), Corozal (Municipio)|
|designatedDate||Designated Date||date||The date a disaster was officially designated|
|entryDate||Entry Date||date||The date the disaster areas were first entered into the NEMIS system|
|updateDate||Update Date||date||The date the disaster areas were last updated by NEMIS|
|closeoutDate||Closeout Date||date||The official closeout date of a disaster, after which, one can no longer apply for assistance|
|hash||Hash||string||MD5 hash of fields and values of the record|
|lastRefresh||Last Refresh||date||Date the record was last updated in the API data store|