Recovery and Mitigation
A disaster or emergency will occur which overwhelms the capabilities of local government to effectively recover. In order for local government to provide a timely and effective recovery effort, assistance from the State may become necessary. This will require short-term and long-term planning which allows for a smooth, efficient and coordinated recovery effort for any size disaster up to and including a Federally Declared disaster.
Recovery activities are those necessary to restore services and systems to a state of normalcy. Recovery actions include damage assessment and those necessary to return health and safety systems (e.g., water) and services (e.g., acute health care) to minimum operating standards. Various recovery activities are likely to be long-term and may continue for many years.
State Hazard Mitigation
The hazard mitigation programs purpose to reduce the loss of life and property due to natural disasters and to enable mitigation measures to be implemented during the immediate recovery from a disaster.
Damage Assessment Independent Study Materials