Damage Assessment Reporting (FEMA)(Part of Assessing Technology Track)
Instructors: Matthew Woolford, Steve Rickers, Brenda Ritchie, Caryn Rasch and David Kirwin
October 3, 2019; Thursday; 1:00 am – 5:00 pm
“New Class 2019” When disaster strikes our units, assessing officers are called upon to quickly estimate damage amounts in dollars as well as the extent of damage to structures (including exempt buildings, bridges, and roads). While the mandated reporting has not changed substantially over the years, technology can enable the assessor’s team to rapidly make educated estimates of loss. Working with BS&A and their GIS, Kent County requested additional parcel record fields to be used to log the extent of damage by parcel and the resultant value loss estimate by parcel and in the aggregate. This four-hour class will cover the use of the reporting capabilities of BS&A by Kent County instructors drawing on their experiences with flood, straight wind and tornado damage. David Kirwin of BS&A will also be a part of the team for technical answers to questions. Attendees are expected to leave with the skills to comply with the damage assessment reporting requirements of FEMA should their communities face natural disaster.
Recommended for: All Assessors
Approved for 4 Hours of Assessor Continuing Education Credit
Limit 45 Students