This page documents the metadata for the Disaster Declarations for FEMA Website API data feed.
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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|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. For more information on the disaster process, https://www.fema.gov|
|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|
|declarationDate||Declaration Date||date||The date the disaster was declared|
|disasterName||Disaster Name||string||The proper name or description of the disaster, i.e. HURRICANE MARIA, FLOODING, SEVERE STORMS|
|incidentBeginDate||Incident Begin Date||date||The date the incident itself began|
|incidentEndDate||Incident End Date||date||The date the incident itself ended|
|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|
|incidentType||Incident Type||string||The specific category for the disaster, i.e. Coastal Storm, Drought, Flood, Snow, Hurricane, Wildfire|
|entryDate||Entry Date||date||The date the declared disaster was entered into NEMIS|
|updateDate||Update Date||date||The date the disaster declaration data was 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 the fields and values of the record|
|lastRefresh||Last Refresh||date||Date the record was last updated in the API data store|