FEMA Releases Preliminary Damage Assessment Guide
Guidance in the PDA Guide went into effect on June 8 and will have a one-year public comment period until June 8, 2021. The guide includes a concept of operations, defined roles and responsibilities, recommended methodologies and the documentation and data required to validate damage.
Summary of Changes
- Inclusion of Desktop Assessments as a Possible Methodology for Public Assistance PDAs
- Changes to the Definitions of Degrees of Home Damage for Individual Assistance (Flooding and Non-Flooding)
- Development of a Tribal-Specific Considerations Appendix
- Removal of “Soft-Costs” from Public Assistance Estimates
Review the Preliminary Damage Assessment Guide here.