Planning for Post-Disaster Recovery

Planning for Post-Disaster Recovery

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As individuals, groups, communities, and organizations routinely struggle to recover from disasters, they are beset by a duplication of efforts, poor interorganizational coordination, the development and implementation of policies that are not shaped by local needs, and the spread of misinformation. Yet investment in pre-event planning for post-disaster recovery remains low. qPlanning for Post-Disaster Recoveryqblends what we know about disaster recovery from the research literature with an analysis of existing practice to uncover problems and recommend solutions. It is intended for hazard scholars, practitioners, and others who have not assimilated or acted upon the existing body of knowledge, or who are unexpectedly drawn into the recovery process following a disaster.qThe business continuity plans employed by Home Depot and Lowea#39;s, for instance , include the creation of a central emergency ... When a hurricane threatens, for instance, coastal residents purchase disaster preparedness kits, plywood to board up their windows, and ... tools to clear the debris, as well as cleaning supplies, sheetrock, lumber, and other materials to repair damaged homes or businesses.

Title:Planning for Post-Disaster Recovery
Author:Gavin Smith
Publisher:Island Press - 2012-08-17


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