Individual Assistance Preliminary Damage Assessment (PDA).
Preliminary Damage Assessment
Disaster Recovery BranchOhio Emergency Management AgencyIndividual Assistance StaffLibby Wiegel, (614) 889-7177, lwiegelBrigitte Bouska, (614) 799-3671, bbouskaBranch Chief Greg Keller, (614) 799-3669Note: All emails end with @dps.state.oh.us
Disaster occurs--Floods, tornadoes, severe storms
Local/ State response-- Search and Rescue, emergency aid,
Joint Damage Assessment -- FEMA and other federal agencies on site . Objectives: 1.) to verify the governor’s listing of problems and needs.
2.) to collect mgt data for response effort if declared
Governor’s Request-- 1. Must implement State Emergency Plan;
-- 2. Must have disaster-caused needs beyond state and local capabilities ;
--3. Must commit reasonable expenditure of state and local funds;
Governor’s Request (cont.) --4. Must designate State Coordinating Officer
FEMA Regional -- Disaster caused needs
recommendation -- Available resources to meet needs is Stafford Act
FEMA National HQ --Makes recommendation to White House
White House -- Communicates decision back through FEMA
Emergency Declaration or Major Disaster Declaration
or denial of request.
What is it?
“The systematic process of determining and appraising the extent of loss, suffering and/or harm to a community.”
INDIVIDUAL ASSISTANCE (IA)ASSESSMENT
IA Team will visit impacted areas to
view these damages
The purpose of an IA damage assessment is to:
The local IA PDA must be completed prior to a joint federal, state, and local IA PDA. As a member of the local IA damage assessment team, your mission is to:
Answers the question: How bad is it?
Tips for determining depth of water:
Look for the waterline
Talking to storm survivors:
Dialog: “Did you have any water?”
“First floor or basement?”
“Any flood/homeowner’s insurance?”
“How about your neighbors?”
Based on the 4 Degrees of Damage:
WHAT WILL THE JOINT IA PDA