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.
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:
Planning and Capacity Building
and Social Services
and Cultural Resources
Recovery Resource Links