Last month FEMA released their 2014 Countywide per Capita Impact Indicators and 2014 Statewide per Capita Impact Indicators. FEMA uses these indicators as one variable when recommending a presidential declaration. Here are the changes:
2014 Countywide per Capita Impact Indicator: $3.50 (from $3.45 in 2013)
2014 Statewide per Capita Impact Indicator: $1.39 (from $1.37 in 2013)
I’ve been tracking these indicators over time since this is one tool FEMA can use to regulate presidential declarations. These are typical increases that we’ve seen in previous years.
To determine the dollar threshold for your county or state just simply multiply these impact indicators by your county population or your state population. Crisis Track has been updated to automatically calculate dollars from your damage assessment using the 2014 FEMA impact indicators.