Category E encompasses a wide range of facilities and their contents: from buildings and mechanical equipment, to library books and animals. FEMA defines Category E — Buildings and Equipment — to include the following:
In response to requests from our readers, this issue of Disaster Recovery Today authored by Judy Wolf of Adjusters International focuses on Category E projects — Buildings and Equipment.
It is not surprising that readers have expressed interest in greater coverage of this category of work. According to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) statistics, 1 on average, Category E project worksheets (PWs) make up nearly one- third of all large PWs written for permanent work per declaration — and nearly 20 percent of all large PWs written per declaration in all categories of work. Combine this with the fact that many of the most complicated issues that arise during a recovery are related to public facilities — both in terms of grant funding requirements and long- term recovery considerations — and the need for a thorough examination of relevant issues becomes apparent.
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Sheila E. Salvatore Editor