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Disaster Table Data File, as of July 30, 2009, 1953 - 7/30/2009 (info) Search
Title: Disaster Table Files, created, ca. 1992 - 7/30/2009, documenting the period 1953 - 7/30/2009
Creator: Department of Homeland Security. Federal Emergency Management Agency. Public Affairs Division. (Most Recent)
Type of Archival Materials: Data Files
Textual Records
Level of Description: Series from Record Group 311: Records of the Federal Emergency Management Agency
Location: National Archives at College Park - Electronic Records, National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD, 20740-6001. PHONE: 301-837-0470; FAX: 301-837-3681; EMAIL: cer@nara.gov
Inclusive Dates: ca. 1992 - 7/30/2009
Coverage Dates: 1953 - 7/30/2009
Date Note: Although the agency started creating these records in approximately 1992, they included records of disasters dating back to 1953.
Part of: Record Group 311: Records of the Federal Emergency Management Agency
Function and Use: The agency created these tables to track disasters by assigning a federal disaster number to major disaster declarations, emergency declarations, and fire management assistance declarations. The agency then used these numbers within databases and tables to identify disasters. Each type of disaster also has a numeric code which is also used by the agency to categorize disasters.
Scope & Content Note: This series contains data documenting major disaster declarations, emergency declarations, and fire management assistance declarations. The data consists of federal disaster numbers, states affected by the disaster, name, type, severity, and date of the disaster.
Access Restrictions: Unrestricted
Finding Aid Type: Technical Information
Finding Aid Source: NARA and the Federal Emergency Management Agency
Extent: 5 data files, 3 electronic documentation files, and 3 linear inches of paper documentation
Index Terms
  Subjects Represented in the Archival Material
    Disasters
Earthquakes
Floods
Hurricanes
Tornadoes
Wildfires

The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001
Telephone: 1-86-NARA-NARA or 1-866-272-6272