After a few days, datasets should start to become available to develop an initial prioritization ranking composite indicator. Such ranking would be a replacement for the Severity Estimate ranking. The prioritization ranking should be valid for approximately the first month but should align with assessment efforts. Note that in large, geographically dispersed emergencies, zooming into specific regions [vs the general overall picture] may be of great benefit for decision makers.
The IM network decides what criteria will be used in the ranking process (e.g. the number of affected percentage of damaged houses, poverty index, vulnerable groups, etc.), the data is then compiled and ranked.