Preliminary FLOOD Damage Assessment Form
Lincoln County Emergency Management
250 W College, Troy, MO. 63379
Address where damage occurred:___________________________________________________________________
City, State, Zip _______________________________ Daytime Phone: ____________________
Email address: ________________________________________________________________________
Type of Structure: ___ Manufactured Home ___ Single Family Residence ____ Other (List type of structure) _____________________________________
___ Basement ___ Elevated home ____ Crawl Space ____ Other _____________________
Date of Flood: _______________________ Duration: ________________________________
Did you have water inside the home? ___ Yes ____ NO Amount in inches: _______________
Did you have water in the basement? ___ Yes ____ NO Amount in inches: _______________
Do you have a finished basement? ___ Yes ____ NO
Do you have Flood insurance? ___ Yes ____ NO
Email form to firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to LCEMA, 250 W College, Troy, MO. 63379
There are five degrees of damage levels: Destroyed, Major, Minor, Affected, and Inaccessible. When considering damage levels, it is important to remember that FEMA’s mission is to return the structure to a safe, sanitary and functional condition. Each level is described in detail in the following paragraphs. The definitions of these levels apply to all unit types. The levels are set as guidelines but many factors influence the determination and the determinations are at the discretion of the regional office.
Tornado, wind and wind driven rain - Even though you may be looking at a damages for a flooding event, if or when the disaster declaration is made, it will include severe storm and/or severe wind. You need to address all storm related damages during the time period set.
Identifying Degrees of Damage for Flood - Damage indicators for floods primarily deal with (1) water height, (2) water force, (3) duration of soaking, and (4) damage to structure and utilities, and contaminants in the water. Higher, stronger, or longer = more damage.
Affected habitable—water in yard up to foundation - This category includes dwellings with minimal damage to structure and/or contents and the home is habitable without repairs. Minimal flooding is less than 3” of water (in basement or first floor slab on grade). Porch, garage, and carport damaged, but, in your judgment, the living unit is still habitable. (Unless you have a septic system or a well that could have been contaminated that goes to minor.)
Minor, habitability is affected-- Minor damage encompasses a wide range of damage and is generally the most common type of damage. Minor damage exists when the home is damaged and uninhabitable, but may be made habitable in less than 30 days. However, if water has been standing in first floor for some time, may wind-up in Major category due to wicking effects with insulation, sheetrock, etc. Some of the items that determine minor damage are listed below:
Major- Exists when the home has sustained structural or significant damages is uninhabitable and requires extensive repairs. Any one of the following may constitute major damage.
Note: These water levels are dependent upon several variables to include how long the water stayed in the home, the presence of contaminants in the water, and the materials used to build the home.
Destroyed - Usually self evident, SEVERE STRUCTURAL DAMAGES.
However, if a home is washed off its foundation or appears to be beyond Repair, e.g., destroy it. If uncertain or you think it is closer to destroyed, error on behalf of the applicant and Destroy it.
When assessing the damage to a home, consideration must be given when the home has a basement. For a home which has a basement, several variables would need to be identified in order to estimate the degree of damage to the home. Some variables would include; water depth in relation to utilities, finished basements which include essential living space, structural damage to walls, and foundation and support structures.
In flooding situations, typically clean water up to 3” would not affect the essential elements of the utilities and the degree of damage is usually, Affected. Water typically over 3” would affect the burners and motors or electrical components to utilities and would be considered Minor damage. Additional factors to consider which could affect the safety of the occupants of the home are:
Water depth requirements for damage levels are now the same, regardless of the structure types. While FEMA understands that mobile homes can be more greatly impacted by a flood, these water levels are in line with the guidelines set forth by the FEMA Inspection Services Group.
This group includes homes that are inaccessible by normal means, due to disaster-related loss of access (e.g., bridge out, road flooded or blocked by landslide, mudslide, severe erosion, washed out, etc.).
If a home or group of homes is inaccessible due to damage to a road or bridge, the number of affected inaccessible households should be included in the PDA. In the event the inaccessible is caused by road or bridge damage, the PDA team should determine whether the damaged bridge or road is maintained privately or by local government. If privately owned and the sole access, damage should be noted in the Road and Bridge column.
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SEMA has posted three brief, informative tornado safety videos. One each for a house (with and without a basement), a mobile home and a school. Here is the link: