Data displayed in maps uses custom geocode and may render diﬀerently depending on mapping solutions. As noted on Floodsmart.gov, FEMA deﬁnes a ﬂood as “a general and temporary condition where two or more acres of normally dry land or two or more proper-ties are inundated by water or mudﬂow,” whereas the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Weather Service (NOAA NWS) deﬁnes a ﬂood as, “any high ﬂow, overﬂow, or inundation by water which causes or threatens damage.”
The IHP dataset includes grants awarded for housing repairs, housing replacement, and personal property damage. Items that were awarded funding also include those covered by insurance, but still deemed eligible for IHP assistance. Additional expenses included under the program, but not captured in the datasets used for this visualization include medical, funeral, moving and storage, transportation, rental assistance, and misc./other.
Data reported from the NFIP and FEMA IHP in the 'Costs of Flooding Section' should not be used to make direct comparisons about the total support oﬀered to homeowners following a disaster or to draw conclusions about the beneﬁts of the programs. These two programs have the following fundamental diﬀerences in the assistance they provide as of 11/28/2016: https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/stormevents/
Individuals. IHP provides ﬁnancial assistance and direct services to eligible individuals and households who have uninsured or underinsured necessary expenses and serious needs. IHP is not a substitute for insurance and cannot compensate for all losses caused by a disaster; it is intended to meet basic needs and supplement disaster recovery eﬀorts.
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NFIP Residential Historical Claims as of 3/8/17
IHP Flood Damage as of 3/13/17
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