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


Introduction


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


Housing


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


Donations


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


Glossary


Index
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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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