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2 2 Preliminary Damage Assessments (PDAs) qualify you (or NOT) for FEMA Public Assistance (PA).

3 3 Be ready to Identify + assess all damages. 2. Estimate costs to repair to pre-disaster conditions.

4 4 Before we begin... EHP: Environmental and Historic Preservation FEMA PA PDA: FEMA Public Assistance Preliminary Damage Assessment

5 5 Before we begin... (Continued... ) OEP Director:Office of Emergency Preparedness Web EOC:GOHSEP’s web-based Emergency Operations Center

6 6 Authorities 44 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), §

7 7 Preliminary Damage Assessment (PDA) Preliminary Damage Assessment (PDA) is a joint assessment. – + + Applicant Used to determine the magnitude + impact of an event's damage... – Statewide + parish-wide.

8 8 PDA sequence of events (Continued... ) Pre-event: A potential Applicant should know who is going to... – Gather damage + cost information needed for PDA. – Report damages to: Usually the local OEP Director.

9 9 PDA sequence of events (Continued... ) Typically 10 days from the event, or less, to report to OEP Director.

10 10 PDA sequence of events (Continued... ) Pre-event: What an OEP Director should do: – Maintain a list of potential Applicants. – Notify potential Applicants to make an initial assessment + report damages.

11 11 PDA sequence of events (Continued... ) Pre-event: What an OEP Director should do: – Make Web EOC request for PDA to GOHSEP. – Coordinate + schedule local entities for joint PDA inspections.

12 12 Presidential Declaration process

13 13 Presidential Declaration process (Continued... )

14 14 PDA sequence of events (Continued... ) Event: – Identify damages + location + type of damage (e.g. infrastructure debris).

15 15 PDA sequence of events (Continued... ) Estimate of costs if available. – Include emergency operations expenses. Vital to Presidential declaration process. – EHP + insurance considerations.

16 16 SAMPLE PDA form a.Debris Removal b.Protective Measures c.Roads And Bridges

17 17 PDA sequence of events (Continued... )

18 18 Be sure... Your local participant in the Joint Federal/ State/local PDA Team is knowledgeable in: – Damages. – Costs.

19 19 Be ready! Be ready!

20 20 Why? FEMA/GOHSEP/Applicant Joint Assessment Team determines, in part, – Whether parish and/or State get Federal assistance.

21 21 QUESTIONS?

22 22 To learn more... s.shtm

23 23 OR contact GOHSEP Tara Walker


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