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Readying for Recovery: Strategies to Support Pre-Disaster Recovery Planning

TIDALBASINGROUP.COM 7 Planning Operational Coordination Public Information andWarning Health and Social Services Economic Recovery Housing Infrastructure Systems Natural and Cultural Resources • How will your community organize, coordinate and communicate major community decisions, actions and investments, during the recovery process? • How will your community ensure community stakeholders’ participation in recovery? • Who will take on the Local Disaster Recovery Manager role? • How will your community link up with regional, state, and federal entities and other appropriate private-sector, nongovernmental and nonprofit partners? • How will your community identify, prioritize and proactively obtain resources to fund and enable recovery actions on behalf of the community — including FEMA recovery grants, other federal grants and donations? • How will your local government ensure adequate public information, communication, inclusiveness and information-sharing in accessible formats throughout the phases of recovery? • How will stakeholders be informed of permitting requirements, opportunities, resources, activities and progress in recovery? • What organizational structures already exist within partner organizations to support individuals and families with health and social services? • How will essential services be maintained or re-established? • Does your community have a disaster recovery or emergency budget? • Does your community have emergency procurement procedures? • What departments will identify and manage the federal disaster recovery grants that can support recovery? Is there a list with pros and cons or when to use? • Are tools in place to track and audit these programs? • Have you identified and worked with major employers in your jurisdiction? • Are you familiar with any local economic and workforce development goals? • What local ordinances, such as zoning, subdivision regulation, building codes and other guidelines are in place that could help or hinder recovery? • How will your jurisdiction support the redevelopment of housing and affordable housing? • Has your community thought through how they would provide housing solutions to the community based on unique hazards? • Does your community have existing relationships with critical infrastructure? • Has your community performed energy assurance planning and therefore considered vulnerabilities to energy infrastructure and cascading impacts to the community? • Have you worked to prioritize restoration based on vulnerabilities? • Are you familiar with local or regional transportation plans or capital improvement projects? • Are their specific regulations or processes at the state or local level to rehabilitate environmentally sensitive areas and/or historic and cultural landmarks? • Does your jurisdiction provide special consideration to historical resources and sites with archaeological significance? GAUGING THE PREPAREDNESS OF A COMMUNITY AND ITS ABILITY TO MANAGE RECOVERY TOPIC SERIES OF QUESTIONS