In the days and weeks after a disaster, a range of recovery activities begin to get the affected community back on its feet and rebuilding stronger, smarter and safer.
The National Disaster Recovery Framework (NDRF) provides context for how the whole community works together to restore, redevelop and revitalize the health, social, economic, natural and environmental fabric of the community. Its a guide that includes recommendations for coordination structures across state, local, tribal, and private sector groups and leverages existing resources through Recovery Support Functions (RSFs) .
Developed by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the NDRF is a tool to help communities plan for recovery so they will thrive after a disaster event.
State Recovery Frameworks
North Carolina Emergency Management and the Office of State Budget and Management released a state Disaster Recovery Guide in 2015
South Carolina Emergency Management released a state Recovery Plan in 2013. This plan covers state activities in an emergency and is not intended as a guide for local community recovery planning efforts.
**NEW** Georgia DNR’s Coastal Resources Division has just released a new guidance document for preparing recovery plans in coastal communities, based on the experience of Chatham and Brantley counties. Georgia’s recovery planning guidance builds on and adapts the NDRF.
The Florida Division of Emergency Management and Florida Division of Community Affairs released a Post-Disaster Redevelopment Planning Guidebook in 2010.