Disaster Recovery

Disaster Recovery

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Disaster recovery is often unplanned for in the emergency management life cycle. Yet recovery is the key stage where funds, programs, professional expertise, and volunteer efforts are applied to affected cities, states, and regions to get them up and running again. Providing a unique perspective on a highly focused area, Disaster Recovery is the first core text that tackles the myriad recovery issues faced by federal, state, and local emergency managers, public officials, and voluntary organizations in a long-term disaster recovery situation.

The book takes a holistic approach, integrating the various challenges of recovery such as housing, the infrastructure, and workplaces. Disaster Recovery emphasizes three key themes by integrating vulnerable populations into each chapter, stressing the importance of tying mitigation measures into every aspect of recovery, and encouraging rebuilding in environmentally sustainable ways. Coverage includes topics such as recovery planning, housing, debris management, business and private sector recovery, public/governmental recovery and operations, historical and cultural preservation, environmental recovery, social and psychological recovery and services, voluntary non-governmental organizations (NGOs), federal assistance programs, grant-writing, and donations management.

Pedagogical tools to clarify concepts

Each chapter features pedagogy to encourage comprehension and retention, including key terms, learning objectives, highlighted practical applications, review questions, a summary, and references. Numerous classic and recent case studies ensure concepts are fully explained and illustrated. In addition, PowerPoint (R) slides are also available for adopters. Designed for professional and classroom use, this volume thoroughly covers the disaster recovery process, offering vital insight into the evolving field of emergency management.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 548 pages
  • 180.34 x 251.46 x 45.72mm | 1,270.05g
  • Auerbach Publishers Inc.
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New.
  • 40 Boxes; 12 Tables, black and white; 53 Illustrations, black and white
  • 1420074202
  • 9781420074208
  • 2,439,201

Table of contents

I. Understanding Disaster Recovery


Types of Disasters

Definitions: Key Terms and Concepts

Recovery as a Process

Presidential Declarations

Frameworks and Approaches to Disaster Recovery

Theoretical Frameworks

Challenges of Recovery

Damage Assessment

A Sustainable, Holistic Approach to Recovery

Disaster Recovery Planning

Getting Started with Planning

Recovery Planning

Short-Term Recovery Planning

Long-Term Recovery Planning

II. Dimensions of Disaster Recovery

Debris Management

Hazard-Specific Debris Problems

Problems Specific to Debris

Debris Estimation

Debris-Management Planning

Debris-Reduction Methods

Planning for the Action Stages

Environmental Recovery

Approaches to Environmental Recovery

Strategies and Tools for Environmental Recovery

Environmental Partners

Historic and Cultural Resources

The Importance of Historic Places

Challenges and Opportunities after Disaster

Resources for Historic and Cultural Preservation

Building Mitigation into Historic and Cultural Resource Recovery


Challenges and Problems

Approaches to Housing Recovery

Types and Definitions of Disaster Housing

Business Recovery

Conditions that Influence Business Recovery

Challenges during the Recovery Period

Strategies for Business Recovery

Funding Business Recovery

Disaster-Resilient Businesses

Infrastructure and Lifelines

The Social Impacts of Infrastructural and Utility Damage

The Impacts of Disaster on Infrastructure and Utilities

Damage Assessment

Infrastructure and Utility Recovery

Mitigating Future Risks

Social Psychological Recovery

Psychological Impacts of Disasters

Factors Influencing Social Psychological Recovery

Building Resilience to Disaster Trauma

Social Psychological Recovery

Public-Sector Recovery

Roles of Government

Recovery Challenges and Opportunities

Key Governmental Resources

III. Recovery Resources


Understanding Why People Donate in Disaster Situations

Challenges Associated with Donations

Donations during the Recovery Period

Donations Management Planning

Donations Accountability

Community Resources

Defining Community

The Value of Community Involvement for Disaster Recovery

Community Engagement

Participatory Strategies

Voluntary Organizations

Why People Volunteer

Benefits and Challenges of Volunteers and Voluntary Organizations

Types of Volunteers and Voluntary Organizations

Contributions of Voluntary Organizations During Disaster Recovery

The Federal Government and Voluntary Agencies

Volunteer Management

Financing Recovery

Grant Writing

Traditional Federal Recovery Resources

Foundation Grants


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About Brenda D. Phillips

Brenda Phillips, Ph.D., is the Associate Dean and Full Professor of Sociology at Ohio University-Chillicothe.ã She is the author of Mennonite Disaster Service and an editor on Social Vulnerability to Disastersã (CRC Press).ã In 2013, she was inducted into the International Network of Women in Emergency Management's Hall of Fame.ã In 2012, she received the Blanchard Award for Excellence in Emergency Management Education. Professor Phillips has conducted research on disaster recovery since 1982, beginning as a student of E.L. Quarantelli at The Ohio State University's Disaster Research Center.ã Her published research can be found in a variety of journals including the International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters, Disaster Prevention, Disasters, Humanity and Society, the Journal of Emergency Management, Natural Hazards Review, and Environmental Hazards.ã She has been funded multiple times by the National Science Foundation to study disasters and vulnerable populations. Dr. Phillips has been invited to teach, consult or lecture in New Zealand, Australia, Germany, India, Costa Rica, Mexico, Canada, and the People's Republic of China.ã She is a graduate of Bluffton University (Ohio) and The Ohio State University.
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