Encyclopedia of Security and Emergency Management

Living Edition
| Editors: Lauren R. Shapiro, Marie-Helen Maras

Emergency Management: Recovery

  • Paolo Cavaliere
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-69891-5_101-1

Definition

Disaster recovery is the set of coordinated activities through which public agencies, nonprofit organizations, private sector, and communities work together in order to rebuild and restore normal conditions after disasters. Recovery strategies encompass practices and actions that aim to restore the social, infrastructural, and economic fabric of communities.

Introduction

During the last decade, humanity has witnessed an increased number of deadly events. Only for weather-related events, NOAA reports a number of 108 events with an economic impact of $725 billion. (Billion-Dollar Weather and Climate Disasters: Summary Stats. https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/billions/summary-stats.) Tropical cyclones account for a 56% of the overall loss. Besides the American situation, the impact on communities and the overall economic costs after disasters is a burden that governments attempt to lighten, adopting mitigation measures that should be more effective when the next big disaster occurs....

Keywords

Emergency management Recovery Business recovery Housing 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of DelawareNewarkUSA