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FEMA - Harvey Damage Assessments and Claims

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Created: May 12, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.
Last updated: Mar 01, 2024 at 2:42 a.m.
DOI: 10.4211/hs.a52d209d46eb42578be0a7472c48e2d5
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This resource contains shapefiles for FEMA Damage Assessments, Auto Claims, Property Claims, and geodatabases for Hazus windfield data, publicly available here [see NOTE 1].
Damage assessments are organized in daily map layers. These appear to be cumulative, but some days' records do not include all the previous days' records.
- Aug 27, 2017: Coastal damage assessments (26,027 records)
- Aug 28: Damage assessments (78,218)
- Aug 29: Damage assessments (115,412)
- Aug 30: Damage assessments (137,754)
- Aug 31: Damage assessments (161,366)
- Sep 02: Damage assessments (156,099)
A document is provided that explains the damage assessment methodology.

Auto and Property Claims are each in a single shapefile, containing all records from Aug 25-Sep 08:
- Auto claims, Aug 25-Sep 08 (203, 312 records)
- Property claims, Aug 25-Sep 08 (226,167)
These identify location, date and type of loss. These are all claims submitted during this period, which may include damages not caused by Hurricane Harvey.

Other damage assessments and inundation depth grids are available at the FEMA Natural Hazard Risk Assessment Program (NHRAP) [2]. These include:
- Windfield contours [3]
- PDC Hazus Wind Adv26 (Hurrevac) [4]
- PDC Hazus Windfield geodatabases for Harvey [5]

NOTE 1: As of the summer of 2019, FEMA damage data was reorganized and moved to new URLs, which affected references [1,2,3,4,5]. Most of these data sources have been moved to Some of the original datasets are no longer available from FEMA. The original and current datasets are available for download below in the contents list.

[1] FEMA Damage Assessments []
[2] FEMA Natural Hazard Risk Assessment Program (NHRAP) [link no longer available]
[3], see contents list below.
[4] PDC_HAZUS_Damage_Loss_Assessment_ADV26_26AUG17_2100UTC.PDF, see contents list below.
[5] and from [], also in contents list below.

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Related Resources

This resource updates and replaces a previous version U.S. Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) (2018). FEMA - Harvey Damage Assessments and Claims, HydroShare,
The content of this resource references FEMA Damage Assessments [
This resource has a related resource in another format Texas Department of Insurance (2019), "Final Compilation of Hurricane Harvey Data through December 31, 2018", June 30, 2019, URL
This resource belongs to the following collections:
Title Owners Sharing Status My Permission
Hurricane Harvey Flood Data Collections David Arctur · Harvey datamgr · Christine Thies  Published Open Access


Funding Agencies

This resource was created using funding from the following sources:
Agency Name Award Title Award Number
National Science Foundation (NSF) RAPID: Archiving and Enabling Community Access to Data from Recent US Hurricanes 1761673

How to Cite

U.S. Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) (2023). FEMA - Harvey Damage Assessments and Claims, HydroShare,

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