Disaster Recovery: Experiences from Past Disasters Offer Insights for Effective Collaboration After Catastrophic Events
DIANE Publishing, 2010 - 62 pages
In the wake of the 2005 Gulf Coast Hurricanes, coordination and collaboration challenges created obstacles during the government¿s response and recovery efforts. Because of the many stakeholders involved in recovery, including all levels of government, it is critical to build collaborative relationships. This report presents examples of how federal, state, and local governments have effectively collaborated in the past. It reviewed 5 catastrophic disasters -- the Loma Prieta earthquake (Calif., 1989), Hurricane Andrew (Florida, 1992), the Northridge earthquake (Calif., 1994), the Kobe earthquake (Japan, 1995), and the Grand Forks/Red River flood (N. Dakota and Minn., 1997) -- to identify recovery lessons. Includes recommend. Illus.
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