The Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program has recently completed an assessment report focused on historical disaster declarations across the United States entitled, “A Geographic Assessment of Major Disaster Declarations Across the Lower 48 States.” The purpose of the report is to quantify and visualize historical disaster declarations from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in an effort to identify regions most impacted in the past. Much of the information contained in the report is in map form with information broken down by specific hazard type (i.e., tornadoes, tropical cyclones, wildfires, etc.), decade, and month.
To view a full hi-resolution copy of the report, click here (32 MB). To view a lower resolution copy of the report, click here (5 MB).