Disaster Stats--by the Numbers

Disasters by the numbers

by Eric Holdeman / January 12, 2017

These statistics come from Jerry Quinn, who gets them either right off of the FEMA website or, in the case of the second chart below, from data collected by the National Emergency Management Association or the International Association of Emergency Managers.

The one thing that popped out at me was the IA (Individual Assistance) and number of disasters that included that. It clearly shows that states must have, if they want to help their citizens, their own disaster fund for IA. I've seen this time and again here in Washington State where it is only the Small Business Administration (SBA) that is there to help with post disaster "loans" and then only if you qualify.

Major Disaster Declarations box score 12/31/16

 

Denials

Declared

Lag, Days

Range, Days

IA Included

Denial %

2016

16

47

35.36

2-72

38.3%

25.4%

2015

14

44

45.89

4-91

25%

24.14%

2014

15

45

44.44

2-129

15.56%

25.00%

2013

13

62

45.94

2-115

8.06%

17.33%

2012

12

47

31.32

3-79

38%

20.34

2011

12

99

38.36

2-170

30.30%

10.81

2010

11

81

41.8

4-106

22.22%

11.96

2009

5

59

35.3

1-96

35.59%

7.81

 

2015 – 43 under Stafford Act; one (1) under Compact of Free Association (Micronesia) Typhoon Maysak  4/28/15 – not Stafford/DRF funded.

2016 One under Compact of Free Association (RMI)

 

EMPG Report IAEM w NEMA (Data for prior Calendar year) (03/23/16)

Report Year

FED $ Millions

FFY ending 9/30 prior year

Stafford Decs

(Prior C yr)

Undeclared State Events

Local events

S&L Total

FEMA participation %

 

 

A

B

C

D

 

2016

$350

43

30,275

19,415

49,690

.0865%

2015

$350

45

27,006

17,890

44,896

.10%

2014

$332.46

62

18,673

30,902

49,575

.12%

2013

$350

47

22,998

18,118

41,116

.11%

2012

 

99

 

 

 

 

2010

$340

81

 

 

 

 

2009

 

59

19,571

25,066

44,637

.13%

 

 

A

 

 

B

 

FEMA major disaster participation rate + column (A + D)/A