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Recover.

Recover - Image of the site of a disaster, and a cleanup crew

Recovery is the activity to return the infrastructure systems to minimum operating standards and long-term activity design to return life to normal or improved levels.Recovery is the hardest phase of a disaster and requires personal and community motivation. It also requires advance planning for how recovery will happen.

Some areas of the recovery process include:

  • damage assessment,
  • debris clearance,
  • decontamination,
  • disaster assistance centers,
  • crisis counseling,
  • disaster loans and grants,
  • reassessment of emergency plans,
  • reconstruction and temporary housing.

After an emergency help will be available but everyone cannot be reached immediately. It could take hours or it may take days. Being prepared before an event occurs is your best protection.By learning what your risks may be, you can prepare for emergencies that are most likely to occur in your area. Information found within this website will help prepare you for the appropriate response or actions needed to recover from an emergency, disaster or tragic event. Developing a family emergency plan , which includes your need for preparation, types of emergencies and what to do in each case will certainly ease the stress and help assure safety for the family.

 

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