Department of Emergency Management and Security
What It Is
Disaster recovery can take days to years, depending on the extent of the damage to your home and community. Really big disasters can create unemployment and heighten demand on social services, all while reducing tax revenue for local government. Successful recoveries therefore depend upon prepared residents, resilient businesses, and properly insured properties. When individuals’ resources become overwhelmed, resilient institutions and social networks – family, neighbors, community organizations, and houses of worship – must be there to help.
Everyone has an important role to play in repairing or rebuilding their communities. Understanding recovery challenges now can help you after a disaster.