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Global Rapid Post-Disaster Damage Estimation (GRADE) for Hunga Tonga–Hunga Haʻapai Volcanic Eruption
2022
This is the Global Rapid Post-Disaster Damage Estimation report on the January 15 eruption, providing estimated costs of the physical damages caused by the volcanic eruption and tsunami.
Tonga - government World Bank, the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, the
Response and Recovery after Maria Lessons for Disaster Law and Policy
2018
This article analyzes the reasons for the flawed response to the 2017 Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico and proposes improvements in future disaster policy.
University of California, Berkeley
Learning from Hurricane Maria's Impacts on Puerto Rico
2021
This report explains in detail the rationale for launching the multi-year effort to study how critical buildings performed during the 2017 Hurricane Maria, as well as how emergency communications systems worked besides the summary of progress to date.
National Institute of Standards and Technology Department of Commerce
A Framework for Evaluating Electric Power Grid Improvements in Puerto Rico
2019
This report is based on analysis performed by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Lincoln Laboratory from March 2018 to July 2018 in support of Puerto Rico’s recovery plan.
Homeland Security Operational Analysis Center RAND Corporation
Far From Recovery Puerto Rico Six Months After Hurricane Maria
2018
This report provides an overview of conditions on the ground of recovery from the 2017 Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico, as of March 2018, reviews the underlying vulnerability, and offers recommendations for a way forward to a more equitable recovery.
Oxfam - America
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
Post-Disaster Recovery in Puerto Rico and Local Participation
2020
This document shows the post disaster recovery progress, the challenges and opportunities for local participation, and the potential contribution of nonprofit organizations, municipalities, and local businesses to post disaster recovery in Puerto Rico.
City University of New York
Case Studies on Institutional Arrangements for Recovery
2022
These case studies describe institutional structures, legal frameworks, and management lessons gleaned from practical experience, providing recovery leaders with insights suited to their context, disaster scenarios, and institutional landscapes.
United Nations Development Programme - Headquarters Bureau for Crisis Prevention and Recovery - UNDP
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