Preliminary Damage Assessment Forms
To prepare the initial assessment, each public agency should complete a PA-2 worksheet for each category of damage incurred by the disaster and a PA-1 summary sheet.
The PDA forms are in an Excel workbook. You should save a copy of the PDA forms Excel workbook to your computer and then complete the forms on your saved copy. The forms cannot be completed online.
If you need assistance, please contact the Public Assistance Program at
253-512-7402. Counties and State agencies submit forms via e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org, or
We also recommend that you keep a paper copy of the forms in case you do not have power or access to a computer when you need the forms.
The PDA Forms include: How to Guide for Completing PDA forms (PDF)
- PDA Datasheet. This is the 1st page in the Excel PDA forms workbook. Completion of this page automatically fills the demographic information on each PA-1 and PA-2 form.
- PA-1, Preliminary Damage Assessment Summary
PA-1, Preliminary Damage Assessment Summary - Form Instructions (PDF)
This is required and provides the totals of each damage category and an overview of the event’s effects.
- PA-2, Preliminary Damage Assessment Estimates - Site/Category
PA-2, Preliminary Damage Assessment Estimates - Site/Category - Form Instructions (PDF)
The PA-2 forms are required and should be completed before the PA-1 summary form. There is a PA-2 form for each Category of Work (PDF).
- PA-3, PDA Totals – County’s Use
PA-3, PDA Totals – County’s Use - Form Instructions (PDF)
This is a project tracking tool for county emergency managers and is not a required form.
The Instructions for the PDA forms are listed below. These are in a separate Word document.
The Counties need to send the forms to:
Email: email@example.com, or