A disaster or emergency may occur, overwhelming 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 Measures

    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.

    Recovery Bulletins

    Damage Assessment Independent Study Materials

    National Recovery Support Function Leadership Group

    The Recovery Support Function Leadership Group (RSFLG) is made up of multiple departments and agencies across the federal government that work together to help communities recover from a disaster. The RSFLG allows federal agencies to coordinate disaster recovery work under the National Disaster Recovery Framework (NDRF) across six Recovery Support Functions in order to provide communities with unified federal assistance as quickly and effectively as possible.
    The six Recovery Support Functions are:

    • Community Planning and Capacity Building
    • Economic Recovery
    • Health and Social Services
    • Housing
    • Infrastructure Systems
    • Natural and Cultural Resources

      Recovery Resource Links