The database describes where and when a disaster occurred, the number of injuries, evacuations, and fatalities, as well as a rough estimate of the costs.
A geospatial mapping component has been added to the CDD, which enables users to define their search of the disaster database by using a spatially-defined area. It also displays query results charted across a map. Geospatial disaster data contained in the CDD can be exported through KML or GeoRSS feeds. Data from both the Classic CDD and the Geospatial CDD can be downloaded into report formats.