Damage Assessment

Collect, manage, and report damage assessments

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Understanding the impact of a disaster is key for accurately deploying resources and helping a community recover. Esri's damage assessment solution is aligned with Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) programs. The solution supports damage report collection, assigning initial damage assessments, monitoring the impact of a disaster, briefing stakeholders, and sharing information.

ArcGIS solutions for damage assessment

Understand the severity and magnitude of any incident—rapidly collect, manage, and report disaster damage.

Engage the community and solicit input

During an emergency, residents should be able to find the incident impact information and learn how recovery activities affect them. The damage assessment site created with ArcGIS Hub can be used to share damage assessment information and collect damage reports from the community to aid and expedite the overall damage assessment process.

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Deploy field teams and collect data

ArcGIS Hub provides damage assessment resources to local officials, public safety staff, and volunteers so that they can quickly assess damage severity. The preliminary damage assessment helps staff rapidly capture damage reports, while the more detailed Individual Assistance and Public Assistance surveys collect information required by FEMA.

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Monitor progress and reporting

As public damage reports are submitted, the Damage Assessment Operations app can be used by emergency management staff to manage, monitor, and administer damage assessments. The information submitted can then act as a starting point for initial damage assessments conducted by government officials.

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Manage and share information

Damage information is a valuable resource used by many agencies to make critical decisions related to recovery resources. The Damage Assessment solution includes a series of tools that help you manage incident information. Create provision field users, share information with partner agencies, and export or report incident data to state and federal partners.

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ArcGIS Solutions and products for damage assessment

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