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Post Disaster Inspection: Quick Bites





SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE BASICS


This module covers important concepts of Substantial Damage determinations and provides general guidance on the inspection process, sources of Unit Cost data, determining building values, and considerations when using the Substantial Damage Estimator (SDE) Tool. It is part of the FEMA SDE Training Series 
Video Length: 8 Minutes 11 Seconds

Post Disaster Inspection: Deep Dive




FEMA Substantial Damage ESTIMATOR Training Series

This 10 module series covers the process for Substantial Damage Estimations including SDE basics, the SDE Tool 3.0 software, percent damage estimations, and community considerations pre- and post-disaster.


SDE Module 1 - Purpose of the SDE tool


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Video Length: Approximately 2.5 Hours


Post DISASTER Inspection Tools




FEMA P-758, Substantial Improvement/Substantial Damage Desk Reference

 

FEMA Substantially Improved/Substantially Damaged Desk Reference (2010). Local floodplain management regulations and codes contain minimum NFIP requirements that apply not only to new structures, but also to existing structures which are “substantially improved (SI)” or “substantially damaged (SD).” This Desk Reference provides practical guidance and suggested procedures to implement the NFIP requirements for SI/SD.

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FEMA P-784, SUBSTANTIAL DAMAGE Estimator (SDE) Tool


Substantial Damage Estimator (SDE) Tool (2017). FEMA developed the SDE tool to assist State and local officials in estimating Substantial Damage for residential and non-residential structures in accordance with the requirements of the NFIP. The tool can be used to assess flood, wind, wildfire, seismic, and other forms of damage.
 

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Post DISASTER Inspection Resources


 

FEMA 213, Answers to questions about substantially improved/substantially damaged Buildings


FEMA Answers to Questions about SI/SD Buildings (2018). Provides guidance for many concerns regarding Substantial Improvement (SI) and Substantial Damage (SD) of buildings in Special Flood Hazard Areas. The publication answers questions about pertinent definitions and regulations and some general questions about SI/SD and determining when buildings are Substantially Improved or have incurred Substantial Damage.

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Post-Disaster Toolkit for floodplain administrators


Florida Post-Disaster Toolkit for Floodplain Administrators (2020). This Toolkit serves as a guide for Floodplain Administrators, Building Officials, and Emergency Managers and others to prepare for and respond to flood damage, whether frequent or rare events. 

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