- FEMA Disaster Declarations
- Disaster Resilience
- EDA Supplemental Awards
The APRED platform provides information on the disaster profile of counties across the United States including reports on their disaster resilience levels, business vulnerability index, and storm history.
In this tutorial, you'll learn how to navigate the three sections of APRED: FEMA Disaster Declarations, Disaster Resilience, and EDA Supplemental Awards. Let's begin by navigating to the FEMA Disaster Declaration section of the tool.
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FEMA Disaster Declaration Section
Selecting by Disaster Type
To visually explore the geographic spread of different types of disaster, you can use the date range feature to select dates and use the checkmark box to select disaster types.
Choosing a County
To evaluate the eligibility of a county to receive disaster funding or to view the disaster profile of a county, type in the name of the county in the search button and hit enter. The selected page opens on a new page with all the relevant information.
County Profile Dashboard
The county dashboard provides a summary of the demographic and economic information of a county.
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This section provides information on disasters that may be eligible for investment assistance from the EDA.
Business Vulnerability Index (BVI)
BVI provides information on the percentages of businesses in a county that are believed to be vulnerable to various natural disasters.
The disaster resilience index measures the capacity of a city to recover from disaster events without loosing their socioeconomic and infrastructural viability.
The storm history graph provides information on the counts of storm events in a county published by NOAA since 1950s.
Disaster Resilience Section
Use the legend box to select from the different indicators of disaster resilience.
EDA Supplemental Awards Section
Use the color to decode the county-specific EDA awards from the statewide awards.