Build Back Better

IRP provides recovery guidance and a comprehensive library of recovery resources to support the practice of disaster recovery and building back better.
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Hurricane Maria Three-Year Update
2020
This report is a summary of the American Red Cross's engagement of response to and recovery efforts from the 2017 Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico for the past three years.
American Red Cross
The Status of Puerto Rico’s Recovery and Ongoing Challenges Following Hurricanes Irma and María
2020
This report provides information to help inform Congress’s understanding of the status of Puerto Rico’s recovery, including a recap of forms of federal assistance provided to Puerto Rico and considerations for improving these and future recovery efforts.
Congressional Research Service
The Education Sector in Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria
2020
This report details prestorm conditions, assesses the damage and recovery needs, and describes the courses of action represented in the recovery plan for the Education sector from the 2017 Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.
Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center RAND Corporation
Recovery Planning for Natural Resources and Parks in Puerto Rico
2020
This report presents a socioecological system framework for recovery planning, information on observed damage, and 25 courses of action for the recovery from the 2017 Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico.
Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center RAND Corporation
Cultural and Historical Resources Recovery Planning in Puerto Rico
2020
This report provides an overview of Puerto Rico's cultural resources and their importance, the findings from numerous rapid assessments of storm damage, and details for the recovery actions in Puerto Rico's economic and disaster recovery plan.
Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center RAND Corporation
Beyond Recovery
2020
This report details a framework for a hurricane recovery made up of 30 courses of action consistent with the government of Puerto Rico's priorities. These courses of action address key opportunities for enhancing resilience in Puerto Rico's water sector.
Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center RAND Corporation
Modernizing Puerto Rico's Housing Sector Following Hurricanes Irma and Maria
2020
Through a detailed and comprehensive analysis of the housing damage caused by the 2017 hurricanes, the authors make informed recovery recommendations for policymakers so they can repair and rebuild safe and affordable housing in Puerto Rico.
Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center RAND Corporation
Public Buildings in Puerto Rico After Hurricane Maria
2020
This report summarizes the information gathering and analysis that HSOAC conducted to support the public building part of the recovery plan from the 2017 Hurricane Maria.
Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center RAND Corporation
Logistics Analysis of Puerto Rico
2020
Puerto Rico's seaborne logistics capacity is assessed in the context of the anticipated increase in imported materials and the need to transport large, heavy materials onto, and then around, the main island for recovery projects following Hurricane Maria.
Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center RAND Corporation
Challenges and Opportunities for the Puerto Rico Economy
2020
The report provides considerable detail on the conditions in Puerto Rico before and after the 2017 hurricane season so that decisionmakers can adopt better policies in rebuilding a sustainable economic sector, more broadly, the whole of Puerto Rico.
Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center RAND Corporation