JACKSON COUNTY, Ore--- Damage assessment information regarding the Almeda and Obenchain fires can now be explored through and online data dashboard at the Jackson County Website.
The county says this interactive mapping tool will allow anyone with internet access to quickly locate and view the extent of damage to individual properties. Making this information available online will safeguard health by reducing the need for people to visit hazardous burn sites. It will also save time and fuel by avoiding travel to perform a physical site inspection.
The dashboard also provides overall statistics for the region. Total counts of all properties assessed within the Almeda and Obenchain burn areas are broken out by damage level and property type. Such information is valuable to government officials to help target relief and plan recovery efforts.
“We have a long road of recovery ahead and assessing the full extent of damage is a critical step. This tool will help the county, state, and FEMA have the information needed to move as quickly as we can toward recovery,” shared FEMA Deputy Field Coordinating Officer Toney Raines.